For the last day of Mental Health Month, my husband Brian is sharing his thoughts!
"Melissa and I try to focus on mental health as opposed to mental illness. We try to emphasise that even though mental health concerns are serious, they are something that can be understood, empathised with, and treated. It comes from a place of giving people resources that need it and to promote understanding and to fight stigma. All of which is important to do but that isn’t all there is to talk about when we talk about mental health. There is a human impact and a personal effect too that needs to be talked about.
Some days it’s hard.
Even when you are doing everything right some days it’s really fucking hard.
It can be a grind, one that even when you work your ass off sometimes it just isn’t enough. And that’s ok. It’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to need support and reaching out for that is a show of incredible strength. Everyone deserves to be fulfilled and loved, mental health concerns don’t change that. Take care of yourself when you can, talk to someone when you can’t, and when you have a hard time forgive yourself. "