Mental health is an often misunderstood aspect of the human experience that affects a large majority of the population. Just like you need to exercise and eat well to keep your physical health maintained, you also need to take care of the mind which can often be fragile depending on the experiences of each individual person. Make use of the resources below and share with someone who you think may need support.
IMPORTANT: If you think you are experiencing symptoms of poor mental health, please speak to someone immediately. Whether this is a friend, family member, medical professional or a stranger, it’s imperative that you tell someone. To speak to someone who will listen to you, no matter how small the issue is, you can contact the Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you
An excellent first place to look if you’re feeling mentally unwell is MIND, a charity dedicated to mental health services. They’ve got great reviews from people who have used their services and they offer a lot of solutions and support for those suffering from a wide range of different problems. It’s a good place to start if you’re UK based and in need of help or just a friendly chat to talk through the problem – for those outside of the UK, they have a lot of very useful content that may help. Click the image, title or here for the link.
If you’re looking for real stories from real people, start with The Mighty. They’ve got a specific area for people to share their battles with a wide range of mental illnesses and there may be people with posts on overcoming something that you may also be going through.