“Mental Health Awareness Week” What does this mean?

 

It is October 11 and a Thursday morning. On Monday I was informed through “Twitter” that is was; Mental Health Awareness week. This surprised me, for those that do not have this media platform I contemplated whether many indeed knew this was the case!

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Photo by Samuel Silitonga on Pexels.com ” Mental Health”

 

I read a startlingly statistic, that every 9 minutes in Australia seven people take their lives and five of this are men. Just think, that could be; someone’s, mother, father, brother, sister, daughter or son. That means every nine minutes, families are grieving. A grief that could have been avoided.

 

 

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Photo by Irina Anastasiu on Pexels.com “symbolic of lives lost”

I don’t proclaim to know what the reasons are as to why these ones were successful, I know that when I couldn’t cope with the grief of losing my father five years ago, I indeed did try the same thing. The only reason I survived; my husband woke up earlier than he normally.

 

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“Lina, a survivor”

 

Everyone has their own reasons, grief, loneliness, despair and people who are doing it tough on the land. Our farmer’s are not getting rain, they see their very livelihood being crumbled in front of their pieces. Then you have those that take illegal substances, these one are very susceptible due to the side effects of this. You can argue that some will say “If they didn’t take it, they wouldn’t have the side effects” – the fact remains we all make choices in life, and for whatever reason this is, they are suffering, remember they are people just like you and me.

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“whatever the reasons, ask for help, as we only have one life to live”

 

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