National Mental Health week.
Millions of people worldwide suffer or have suffered some form of Mental Health, I am one of them, Since 16 Years old I have had this illness, and now at 58 after many many appointments with a psychiatrist and Mental Health workers I feel I am balanced for now.
The medication I take daily sustains my life I have a lot to be thankful for but it wasn’t always an easy road, many times I had suicidal thoughts in my younger days and even tried it in my mid-twenties.
Back then Mental Health was not recognized as it is today, and it was difficult to admit you had issues back then let alone get treatment for it.
The doctors did try you on medication but it never worked (in my eyes) I have probably tried thousands of versions of Antidepressants over the years till I finally got the medication I needed, and for a few years, it has levelled.
Going through life with Mental Health is a nightmare, the initial process is to admit you have depression for some that isn’t easy.
When your young you try and shake it off, you won’t admit you’re depressed, you wouldn’t want the shame of everyone knowing about you, this stops people from talking and getting help, please, believe me, I was the very same, but finally, I admitted I needed help, I couldn’t go on living the way I was.
I beg you if you are having issues or you know someone else who is going through this wicked disease, please get yourself or them some help.
Please visit my Mental Health blog to read my story.
MY MENTAL HEALTH BLOG.