Here is my page that explains about #MHMonday and what you need to do to join in: #MHMonday
Well, I’m back again for another week of Mental Health Monday. See last week’s post here. Just to clarify as there was some confusion last week – as its quite a limited topic – and I’m not expecting hundreds of people to join in (although I’d love if they did), I’m running this linky to START on a Monday but it will run all week until the Sunday of that week.
Last week, Instinctive Mum was the first to join the #MHMonday linky with her evocative poem A Monster Ate My Mum. Reading this really brought back my own memories of post natal depression after my son and the guilt that you feel about how your condition – because it really is a condition, a disease, is affecting those around us. Thank you so much for sharing that.
This week I would like to share something that I wrote this week. I was thinking a lot about the misconceptions of mental illness and how people can sometimes treat you. This can be in any social situation, but personally I have found that in the workplace you can come across many people who don’t understand, are judgemental and in the past I even had people who seemed to use what they saw as my weakness as ammunition against me. So here is something I wrote earlier in the week when thinking about these things:
Just because I cry does not mean I am weak
Just because I have panic attacks does not mean I am mad
Just because I have trouble concentrating does not mean I am useless
Just because I do myself down does not mean I am incapable
Just because I feel boundless empathy, it does not mean I don’t care about those closest to me
Just because sometimes struggle to cope, does not mean I’m not strong
Just because I suffer with mental health problems,
does not make me a less worthwhile individual than anyone else.
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