Tuesday just gone was ‘Wear White to Work Day’, to show our support for those suffering mental illness and their families.
I’m certainly not an expert in mental health, but I’ve sure been touched by mental illness and the toll it takes on it’s victims and their loved ones.
Chances are that you have been too.
Statistics show that 1 in 5 of us will experience some sort of mental ill-health throughout the year.
That’s a whole lots of people and a whole lot of sadness.😞
You’d be surprised how good many people become at pushing on, putting on a brave face, and not giving away much of the despair, isolation and fragility they’re feeling.
Sometimes those people are just tired or burnt out.
Sometimes they’re just having a bad day.
But sometimes they’re just hanging on, while we are quite unaware.
Maybe you’ve even been in that place..
It’s no co-incidence that many times a ‘physio session’ end up being more a ‘counselling session’..
and it’s mainly because I am in the fortunate position to spend real quality time with those people.
I’m just listening to their worries and fears without judgement.
And yes, I’m qualified to give advice to navigate through their injury or point them in the right direction for further medical attention…
BUT it’s the ‘taking time and listening’ that matters.
Now mental ill-health is a complex issue, but the GOOD NEWS is…