Interesting quote that reminds me of both the good Drs who do exactly this and the bad who only look at tests and typical ‘normal ranges’ and don’t treat you as a person and individual case.
“Death is not the enemy sir, Indifference is!
You treat a disease, you win, you lose.
You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.”- Patch Adams
‘And here you are living, despite it all’ – Rupi Kaur
Today is mental health awareness day but it is something that I and roughly 1 in 6 of us (though I believe it’s likely to be more unreported) are constantly aware of, as it consumes life just as much as any other illness or perhaps more so. And there are so many different types of mental illnesses just as there is with physical. I suffer with perhaps the most common;’depression’ and ‘anxiety’. However even these vary hugely from person to person and vary depending on how I am looking after my self and if I am keeping up with my coping strategies. Mental health is complex and important but currently undervalued as the NHS turns away patients deemed ‘not severe enough’ to help. Surely prevention before a suicide attempt is better than help after or no help because the attempt should succeed. I am in a good place at the moment after a recent course of therapy and have adopted good mental habits that I hope to continue but I am well aware that mental health is a condition prone to relapses. So be a friend to everyone you meet. Don’t judge someone from the outset- well try not to- you don’t know what’s going on inside. And if it’s you who’s struggling, just keep going, keep breathing and you’ll find a way to a better day.
Small steps and small changes to your life, routine and habits will make a difference to your wellbeing, it just takes time. This sweet proverb sums it up.
“Little by little, a little becomes a lot.” –Tanzanian Proverb
Life can’t be all bad all the time, every moment will go by eventually!
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin
A beautiful group of words to speak to all those who, like me, are often asking why they can’t just be normal…this is why.
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow on it.” —Vincent Van Gogh
Never stepping out of your comfort zone because of doubt or fear of failure is something I’ve struggled with. But this is a lovely little phrase to consider when looking at your life and goals…
‘The 3 C’s of Life; Choice, Chance and Change. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change’ (Unknown)