May 14th 2014 will be Mental Health day, as a blogger I am taking up the challenge to create a post for this day. I hope to help spread better understanding of the issues around mental health, to diminish the stigma and encourage people to speak out. Never be afraid to seek help. Talk to a family member, friend or a professional if you feel you are not coping. So often we say we are ok, when we are not, but never be afraid to say you need help. Sometimes a simple chat can help, but sometimes it takes a psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor to help. Medication maybe needed. Always remember there is help if you let people know, never, never be afraid to say “I need help.”
I am going to use this opportunity to share with you a charity we have in Australia called RUOK… As the name says, it is about talking to people, checking on their wellbeing, spending time on starting a conversation that may save a life. You maybe the friend or family member that someone confides in, so make sure you listen, support and if need be find help for someone.
Just starting a conversation with someone could make all the difference.
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