Before I head out for a few scoops to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome in the new year, it’s time for the last blog of 2015!
It’s that time of the month when I look back through all my #SoMe posts and pick one to highlight for the month. This month i’m not choosing a #TOTW but rather a tweet that I just wanted to put out there one more time. So for my final #TOTM of 2015 I chose:
‘People can see a broken leg; people can’t necessarily pinpoint the signs of a mental illness’
@HaloBrigade #PTSD http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/01/ptsd-special-forces-post-traumatic-stress-disorder …
It contains one of the lines that has stuck with me the most from all that I have tweeted about this year,‘People can see a broken leg; people can’t necessarily pinpoint the signs of a mental illness.‘ This is so true. Mental health is often not as visible to the onlooker as a broken limb in plaster. However, this doesn’t mean the person is suffering any less. Just because they aren’t bandaged, or in plaster, or have a sign around their neck saying “I’m suffering from poor mental health,” doesn’t make it any less real.
Please remember this. You *will* know someone who is suffering with mental health problems, but whether or not you are aware of what they are going through is another thing.
Just be yourself and be there for them if they ask for help.
I wish you all good mental health and hopefully a happy new year!
I’ll be back!