“Depression isn’t a state of mind that can be talked around. You can’t just ask someone to stop being depressed any more than you can ask someone to stop having cancer. ..Before you make a post about how depression is just a sign that you’re someone “who cares”, think about the person who might see it, the person who needs real help and the person who may then refuse this help and choose to carry on living the same way because the instant gratification found in pinning an “I care” badge to their chest seems easier than at least trying to work through a condition that may result in them never being around to care again.”
An interesting take on the ‘celebration’ of depression for Mental Health Awareness Week from ZERO magazine.
Today is the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week – an opportunity for us to ask you what you think about your own mental health and how you can stay mentally healthy. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime – either personally or through a loved one – which shows that mental health needs to be a priority for everyone. So join us in raising awareness in your community by sharing this post. Together, we will work for a world with good mental health for all.