I was Unaware it’s Mental Health Awareness Week

So this week (8th-14th May 2017) was Mental Health Awareness Week and I was absolutely unaware of that until this morning!

Obviously, being unaware, I have no blog post ideas lined up but I didn’t think I should let this week go by without my acknowledgement so I thought I would take the opportunity to have a chat about mental health awareness.

When you think of mental health you often think about the more clinical side of the topic; diagnosis’, the DSM, doctors, etc etc. It’s a topic that most people will look at from an external viewpoint but much like physical health, everyone has a mental health too.

I think what I’m trying to say is that everyone goes through positive and negative periods in their life and experiences different emotions. It would be a boring place if we didn’t! Everybody deals with those emotions differently at different times; sometimes they just come and go as part of the flow of life but sometimes we can get caught up on certain emotions and events and it can interrupt our flow. When that happens, don’t be afraid to say something. Sometimes stuff just sucks and it’s for sure better to understand that and tell a friend or family member about it rather than just bottling it up. That’s when problems start to emerge.

The majority of my audience are male, which is understandable considering I talk about cars on here 99% of the time, and we tend to see it as weakness to say “this sucks, help!” but that is ultimately why nearly twice as many males commit suicide. So if you got a problem tell someone! Or if need be message me on Facebook and I’ll put you straight!

Mindfulness is another topic I’ve skipped over briefly on this blog. Personal analysis of emotions and trying to understand and control what is going on in your own mind. It sounds daft but once you get the hang of it it is amazing! I must do some more posts about mindfulness as I think it can help everyone!

That’s all I’ve got for today I’m afraid! Thanks for reading if you would like to see more of these posts make sure to follow this blog or follow me on the following social media platforms

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