Tag: awareness

It’s time to talk (and today is the day for it)

Let’s end the stigma around mental health simply by asking a friend or a colleague how they’ve been feeling. Today is ‘Time To Talk’ day.

Whether you like these guys or not, they are right in this:

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry stand next to each other with Heads Together hairband

Royals William, Catherine and Harry fight mental health stigma through Heads Together

Through our work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, we have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges.

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We need to talk about depression (so why not start with mine)

(read in Portuguese)

Depression has symptoms. They may be obvious or subtle, but mostly they have one thing in common: feelings

I’ve been writing since I can remember. I would write for everyone or just for myself, for specific groups or individual people. Some people need to run, to cook, to be outdoors or to see friends every day; I needed to write, even when I didn’t read my own writings.

For two years I lost the pleasure in doing one of the things that I enjoyed the most. I lost count of the times I put a pillow behind my back and made myself comfortable with a laptop on my lap, only to shut it down soon thereafter since I could barely write a sentence. I tried it with new and old notebooks, with fancy pens, I tried in the evenings and in the mornings, I used candles and music, I tried at home and in cafés, while travelling or in random places. I even went on a winter retreat to a small town in the south of an island, to spend four days totally dedicated to writing.

Yet nothing would come out.


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