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Too often the issue of mental health is brushed aside. Too often people misunderstand that when suffering with mental illness we cannot just ‘pull ourselves together’ and that we are in fact ‘making an effort’, and a bigger one than could possibly be imagined if you haven’t experienced it. This is why we need to fight back in this war, by starting conversations. If enough people talk about it then the rest won’t be able to convince us the war isn’t happening and we will be one step closer to winning.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health then please don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone. You are not alone and help is available. By opening up and starting the conversation we can move forward together and look to a mentally healthy future. Below are links to a range of fantastic organisations that can provide information, advice and services.