Time To Talk Day takes place this year on 1st February. It’s a time when we can all join in and have conversations about mental health.
If you are struggling with your mental health, such as anxiety and depression symptoms, then this is your opportunity to talk to someone about how you feel. Rather than trying to hide things and struggle alone, you can find hope and courage from talking about things. It may seem daunting to take a tentative step towards opening up, yet finding the courage to do so can be the first step towards feeling better.
Others may not realise how bad you are feeling and friends and family can be a great source of support. Alternatively, speak to a mental health professional and start moving things forward rather than silently struggling.
When I struggled with mental health years ago, I was too afraid to talk about how I felt. When I opened up a bit, I discovered other people hadn’t even realised because I had hidden it so well. I also then found out how supportive and encouraging other people can be and what a difference it can make to just start with a chat with someone you trust.
For us all, even if your mental health is good right now, this is a time to openly talk about mental health issues, to break down barriers to sharing how we feel. When we talk about mental health, we all benefit. So do check in on your close ones, especially if you haven’t heard from someone for a while. They may be fine or you may find that small act of contact is just what they need right now.
Ask people how they are doing, share your own mental health experiences, listen to what others have to say and be supportive and encouraging.
All too often people struggle in silence, afraid to talk about how they feel. This Time To Talk Day, let’s all be open and start conversations about mental health. Let’s make the communities we live in places where everybody feels safe, valued and encouraged to get the help and support they need, when they need it.
To your health and happiness,
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