During May 13 – 19 2019, we had “Mental Health Awareness Week” in the UK.
There were a series of programmes which featured some TV presenters / actors,
I watched Alistair Campbell’s take on depression, his one episode of psychosis. It was a powerful programme with insights and ways of managing deep depression. Depression is an incredibly “dark hole” for anyone; without wishing to be selfish, we become self-absorbed for a period of time in the dark times and no one can reach us. There was an interesting scene where Alistair and his wife are walking together and she asks him “did you realise the impact you were having on others?” and he said “no”, he didn’t.
Effectively he would simply take himself off as he didn’t want to be a burden to others. This is a huge take home message for everyone. If you have a problem, talk to someone. If you can’t find anyone friendship or family wise, seek help from a professional. That is what we are here for. A connection shared is a new connection made, and new hope. If the professional makes you feel worse, don’t feel ashamed to seek a different one. We are here to make a positive difference.#noshameseekinghelp