January 21, 2013

Jigwam video blogs about depression | Time to ChangeI might get a slapped wrist for opening like this, but helping someone with mental health issues can be a tricky blighter at times. No matter how much you care about somebody, it's really hard not to get anything back when you're putting so much hard work in.

It's like when somebody has a great idea on Dragon's Den, they put their heart and soul in to their pitch, ask for very little from the Dragons but they sit there stoney faced, refusing to even meet them halfway.

I've been on both sides of that metaphorical Den of mythical reptiles and all I'd like to say is - please keep trying. We need you. I have a tendency to drown people in metaphor but what it boils down to is, the tiniest things do make a difference, even if you can't see it.

I've recorded a little video blog to try and explain what I mean. And so that you can laugh at my bowler hat.

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