Waking up to this morning headline about Robin Williams was surreal because you didn't expect this to be happening for him at the age of 63. The general public would always thought the famous will grow old and die.
For some, they always live the life to the full with a closet of darkness behind them tormenting at every move. It is something that people with mental health issues have.
It's all temporary people would say, "Perk up" said people to Ruby Wax when she mentioned this in her TED talk about when she was sectioned with clinical depression, Stephen Fry suffers from it, and look, a LOT of people have depression. Don't say "Oh I know how you feel", "You will feel fine tomorrow", and a bunch of other nonsense phrases that people trying to make you feel better.
Enough with this nonsense and this isn't a "you don't understand let me explain post". This has been done to the death with people in the past few decades.
Let's change it.
It all begins with a simple "How are you?" and a good cup of tea or coffee (biscuits and cake are highly optional). Sit them down and do this.
Let them talk.
Give them time.
Words cannot form easily.
It is all abstract.
To seek help or finding out more about mental health. Here are
some fantastic websites online:
- Mind - for better mental health
- Sane - Meeting the challenge of mental illness
- Mental Health Foundation
Let's remove the stigma about mental health starting from today. It is no longer required in this day and age. We need to do this to help us.