Mental wellbeing is as important to all of us as physical wellbeing so why is there still a stigma attached to mental ill health? Why is it that so many people are feeling anxious, depressed and lonely and are not able to tell anyone? Suffering with dis-ease is nothing to be ashamed of and is definitely not a weakness.
Statistics say that 1 in 4 of us will suffer with mental illness at some time in our lives; how would we want to be treated? Our young people are often isolated with no one to turn to for help or advice and are fearful, keeping their problems to themselves.
Let us break the silence that shrouds mental illness.
Let today be the day to open up and talk. For our young people, BYHP offers a counselling service, time to talk, not to be judged, time to explore feelings of hopelessness, guilt, anxiety, loss and lack of self-worth.
Maybe Time to Change is about time to change attitudes towards mental health.
Let us all challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and have that difficult conversation today; the first step is the hardest.
For more information see: http://www.byhp.org.uk/wellbeing--health-project.html