October 10th is World Mental Health Day.
Experiencing a dip or lifelong struggle with your mental health is not a weakness. I want to say that I’m not proud of my Post Natal Depression diagnosis but I’m in no way ashamed of it either. Nor to admit that I’ve recently started taking medication to treat it. It just is what it is, a medical problem like any other.
I laugh and love all the same. I am a human being and a valuable member of this society. I am still me, not my illness. It does not, and never will, define who I am as a person.
On this day (like any other) I offer no judgement, no labels and no embarrassment. Just support, compassion and appreciation for the fact that no one is immune.
You never know who out of your friends and family might need to read something like this today, and realise that they are not alone. Share, like or love this post to help raise awareness for mental health issues.