Speaking up

Deep breath for mental health awareness week.

I wrote a blog a couple of years ago but it wasn’t published here.

This is what it said – http://kategl.blogspot.com/2017/12/darkness-to-dawn-day-15.html. I’ll give you a few minutes to read it and then come back.

I don’t visit that place as much as I did before but it’s always there and not far away.

The issues around my eye put me back in that place again. The loss of my fitness as a result of my eye surgery put me back in that place again.

Supporting my wife as she supports her Mum – June – puts me back in that place sometimes.

Work doesn’t put me in that place because I don’t let it. What does push me in that direction is the expectation and managing those expectations requires energy.

I have medication and listening support; many others are not so lucky.

You never know the struggles people have – be kind.

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