Hi, guys! How are you?
So, for today’s post the topic is a little bit different and more serious. Today we’ll be talking about raising awarness for mental health. It’s a topic abouth which has been talked a lot lately. I have a personal experience with this, I have a friend that is battling depression and anxiety. She has been through a lot in the past few years. But what people don’t see is that she’s serious about this and it’s not something that will just go away. Few days ago, she decided to write a nice little poem as a way to express her feelings. She said that she doesn’t have problem with me sharing what she has written, so I decided to write it down and share it with you.
In addition to that, I want to talk to you about a campaign I was asked to support. It’s about mental health awarness. The campaign is led by Hold Strong. Its purpose is to spread awarness about mental health, remove all the stigma around it and to raise money with a line of special editions T-shirts. All the profits will go to a UK mental health charity called Mind. The goal is 350 shirts to be selled. Go and support Lee from Hold Strong with his cause. Go and check the links of the campaign:
- The original post on Hold Strong here
- The link to the campaign in Kickstarter here
- Hold Strong Apparel’s Instagram here
Please, go check out Lee’s campaign and blog. Help him raise awerness for this global problem which is mental health and money for helping Mind and helping people.
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She’s the girl…
She’s the girl you see confidently walking down the street,
with a smile on her face,
sometimes with headphones in her ears, and sometimes not.
She’s that girl, the happy girl,
who laughs at little, very little things,
but deep down she’s very sad and very scared.
She’s the girl that can be very bubbly around her friends,
have a lot of fun with them,
but when she’s left all alone,
she becomes whole other person.
She becomes a person
who her friends wouldn’t recognise.
She becomes a very lonely girl,
who could sit alone and cry,
even after a day of happiness and laughter.
She’s the girl that one night can put make-up on her face,
go out and have fun,
but other night can lay in bed,
searching the meaning of her life.
She’s that girl you see all confident and strong,
but deep inside her, she’s dying.
She’s dying from all the doubts she has,
from all the dark thoughts that are lingering in her head
every time there’s darkness in her life,
she’s dying from all the words she has heard about herself.
She’s fighting her demons, all by herself,
because she’s affraid and feels ashamed
to let a cry for help.
She’s that kind of girl you see smiling,
but when you look deeper in her eyes,
you could see the sadness.
But let me tell you something,
this girl is very very strong,
she hasn’t fallen into the darkness,
despite all the sadness…
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My friends wrote this and, even if it’s probably not the best, I think it’s very moving because this represents what she feels and goes through every day. Even if you don’t know more details about her life story, you could sense the battle she’s fighting. And she’s only one of the milions of people who are fighting that battle.
From these milions of people there are so many that lose the battle with depression and end their lifes. Most of them are people who spoke about how they feel and what are they going through, but have heared only that there is no such thing as mental health illnesses. They have heared that they are just sad or stressed, but it’s way more serious than this. All these people who have lost the battle deserved to be taken serious and their words to be heared. And for the sake of all those people who are still fighting we all have to spread awarness about this problem, that now is becoming global. We have to take this as a very serious issue, because it is.
That’s why I’ll be so happy if you support that campaign. Because we have to do everything we can to help those people and to show them that we actually care. It will be wonderful if more of you share information about the campaign.
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That was today’s post. I hope you liked it and I hope you’ll check the campaign. If you’re reading my blog, thank you, hope you’re enjoying it so far. Have a wonderful day! 🙂