1 in 4 of us will struggle with mental health in any given year...
In order for the stigma surrounding mental health to be eradicated, we need more people to understand what it actually is.
We aim to do this by raising awareness on this important issue which affects so many young people, yet many of them are too afraid to speak out and get help. When issues are not openly discussed, they remain in the shadows and are not understood. Lack of awareness leaves issues in the dark, leaving those who deal with these very real and very challenging situations in their lives feeling isolated, broken, or like their struggle may never end.
Raising awareness means giving people the freedom to feel, and to know that it is okay to seek help. We do this so that those who are struggling and battling alone know that they can journey with others through these challenges.
Here at YMHM, we want it to be normal to talk about Mental Health so we are starting up a conversation. Will you join?
Lucy and Lauren's positive well-being blog is written by two of our own team here at YMHM.
The blog shares their thoughts on different topics, linking to well-being and mental health.
Rosie is a young girl raising awareness of mental health through sharing the ups and downs of her own journey via her blog and Instagram.
Here at YMHM we are truly inspired by Rosie's blog and invite you to take a look:
Ellie Davis is the author of 'Eating for Ellie', a blog that, here at YMHM, we all find inspiring. Ellie raises awareness by talking about her own struggles - who she personifies as Anonymous.
We love Ellie's blog and aim to help her through supporting this continuing record of her recovery. However please be aware this blog talks of Ellie's struggles in a very real life way, and may be upsetting or triggering to some readers.