Mental Health Awareness Week
It is Mental Health Awareness week and one of the talking points is loneliness.
I think this is something that everyone can relate to and especially with the recent events from the pandemic. From isolating alone to yearning for social interaction outside of our immediate family. Loneliness doesn’t always mean that you are alone, sometimes loneliness is from feeling unable to communicate with those around you.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on everyone’s mental health. Statistics show that 1 in 5 individuals did not seek help when they needed it as they felt their problems were not serious enough. This shows there is still work to be done to give people hope and make them feel worthy of getting the support they need. Statistics also show that 55% of people are worried about seeing and being around others now that restrictions have eased. While we all need life to get back to some form of normal, we need to be understanding and supportive of those who are not ready and not make them feel alone.
This week is all about bringing awareness and understanding to each other’s mental health and trying to build a society that lifts each other up. So please remember there is always someone to turn to and support you when you need it.