It’s okay to talk.

Mental Health Matters

It’s okay to talk. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. As frustrating as it may be to hear, it can take time. For some, longer than others. I was first diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2012 and it was only really last year that I came out properly and told everyone my story. Not just my close family and friends, but people I hadn’t spoken to in years, even complete strangers. This isn’t for everyone. What’s really important, initially, is that you have someone to talk to. An outlet. A break away from a very lonely and isolating place.

I know, however, that it’s easier said than done. I felt more comfortable telling my story because I had recovered a great deal and felt strong enough to talk about it. English had always been my favourite subject at school and I used to love writing. In a strange way…

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