Talking about mental health

We should talk about our mental health earlier in life

When I was a teenager, I thought as a 30 year old, you basically were a proper grown up – you had a good job, you were married, you had a kid and bought a house. This mentality drastically changed as I got older. Now 34 is still pretty young in my head, still plenty of time to become a grown up. Sure (a la Friends) your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA. You’re only in your early/mid thirties so you’re fine. Life starts at 40 right so enjoy your youth.

I'm not going to be ashamed of my mental illness any more

I’ve always found it a strange concept how physical and mental health are viewed differently. I mean, when I had tonsillitis I received grapes, get well wishes, plenty of hugs and often my friends would throw a few jokes at my expense due to my lack of voice. When I’ve had a relapse with my mental health however things were different which is strange, after all the brain can get sick like any other part of the body?

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