Today is World Mental Health Day and instead of talking about my personal issues, I thought we could celebrate how far awareness for mental health has developed and that nobody should be ashamed of speaking about mental health. One in four adults or children are likely to have a mental health problem and incorrect attitudes and opinions can make it extremely hard for some to ask for help. The aim of World Mental Health Day is to make more people aware that they can seek help if they need it and not to be afraid. 

Each year there is a different theme to World Mental Health Day and this year it is dignity. Giving people the correct support is a key step in letting them keep their dignity, however they may define it. If other people believe in you, it can mean the world of difference in your own self confidence which you can then pass on and help others.  I've donated to help the cause and you can too. Text Support to 70660 to donate £3 which goes towards the support of anyone with mental health problems. There should be no stigma, only help.

No matter who you are or where you are, know that somebody in the world cares. If you're ever in need of help, there are plenty of places to contact. Click here for the helpline numbers for mental health. I know a lot of people with mental health issues and we are all there to help each other. To those who know someone in need, please comfort them and be kind. Don't ever say that there is someone out there worse than them. Say that you're going to be there for them, to help understand their diagnosis and to be patient.  

The more awareness and donations we raise, the more help there will be for us and our loved ones.

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