𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗠𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month and in line with this years theme of Kindness, I created an art piece to encourage people to think about being kinder with their words when talking about people and their mental health.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week (Mind).
Due to the stigma around the words mental health, some people tend to paint this picture of a crazed individual when the subject comes up which is why so many people are afraid to take therapeutic steps to support their mental health.
Taking steps to check in on your mental health is a self-care act just like going to the dentist, so please try not to feel ashamed of doing so.
I check up on my mental health regularly; however, I wasn't always so proactive in taking care of my mental health. It was only when it felt like my inner pains were starting to visibly impact my outside world that I decide to seek support.
My hope is that for anyone reading this, I hope that you don't wait until something really distressing happens in your life experience before getting the support you deserve.
Honour your mental health, not because of Mental Health Awareness Month but because it is a show of loving yourself and also the people you love.
Love and Light Infinitely