With Mental Health Week starting today, I decided to write a little something about mental health and how it affects my life.

After reading other people’s stories about their mental health and how they cope with it, made me realise that I wasn’t truly alone.

Therefore I decided to write this post just to touch a few things surrounding mental health.

For most of my teenage years, I assumed I suffered from what I thought was social anxiety (which totally is a thing btw), until the age of 18 when I saw a doctor and was diagnosed with severe anxiety and bipolar disorder.

I also read that around two thirds of people in Britain have mental health problems, it made me realise that this is something that needs to be addressed.

And even celebrities deal with mental health issues.

Whilst growing up, I looked up to former Disney Channel actress, Demi Lovato, who is a huge advocate for mental health since realising she is a sufferer of it as well.

From then on, Demi as well as other celebrities have started projects and spoken out about mental health – and it’s not just celebrities who can help.

I encourage that anyone who is suffering or feels like they are suffering with mental health, should speak out to people and receive help – whether it’s from doctors, family/friends, or even charities.

Your mental health is truly important and you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

For details of organisations offering mental health support, visit bbc.co.uk/actionline or call free on 08000 564 756.

Posted by:shutupmarie

Hey, I’m Marie! I'm 20 years old and currently studying Magazine Journalism at Leeds Trinity University. 🤓

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