I’m an over sharer and over carer, which is why, when I know someone is struggling, I like to do everything I possibly can to help them through it to the other side.
I’m a massive believer that a problem shared is a problem halved – even if I don’t always practice what I preach. If I notice that someone close to me isn’t quite themselves, is having a tough time or not coping, I make it my mission to find out what’s going on and work out what I can do to help. Especially when the problem is depression, a subject that everyone shies away from talking about. That only makes me want to talk about it more and more until everyone knows the score and we stop having so many taboos around mental health. Especially when 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year.
My courageous cousin fights a good battle but recently it’s been building up into something much bigger. She’s bravely shared her story on her blog, Mrs Bow Retro, and I dedicate today’s post to her. I encourage you all to go check it out because while it’s a tough read it’s beautifully honest. And that’s what’s needed.
No one should have to suffer alone. We all have our demons and they won’t go away by themselves, we all need to help each other.