Mental Health - Break the Stigma
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
I don’t know about all of you, but this year has exhausted me.
Rates of mental health issues are alarmingly high throughout the black community in britain, for many different reasons. But one of the big ones, unsurprisingly, is racism, and race related issues. So much has happened this year in the black diaspora, it’s so important we check in with ourselves, and we take care of our mental health.
Talking about mental health is so important to breaking the stigma. Mental health is physical health - the brain is a body part like any other, and sometimes it gets over worked or over strained or overwhelmed. Sometimes it gets tired or sick like any other organ, and we need to rest it, take care of it or take some medicine like we would anything else. Maybe we need to give it therapy like we’d give a muscle injury physio therapy.
There’s no shame in taking care or or talking about mental health. It doesn’t make you weak, it makes you human. We all struggle in some way at some point with a mental health problem, so I promise you’re never ever alone in what you’re feeling - reach out for help and some will come.
Look after yourself, look after each other.