I couldn’t let ‘World Mental Health Day’ pass without a post.
Those who follow me will know that mental health issues are something I have battled with for years. From Post-Natal depression after every pregnancy, to ongoing anxiety and depression following the death of my Husband, and the sheer exhaustion from life as a Widowed mother of three.
There was a time in my life where I would never have discussed this, but I have come to realise that I don’t need to be ashamed.
It is ok to feel like some days are an uphill struggle. It is ok to feel like I have all the motivation of a snail sometimes. It is ok to cry, because everything feels overwhelming. It is ok to feel nothing.
It is also ok to ask for help, which is the biggest lesson I have learned since Jason died.
So thank you to all the help I have. Each and every person in my life has a role to play in my existence, as I know I wouldn’t have survived the last three years without my team (and the small people on pumpkins in the photo).
Mental health shouldn’t be taboo.