- 10 Oct 18
We invited a 100-strong chorus of artists, writers, musicians, broadcasters, sports stars and more to contribute to Now We’re Talking, a mental health campaign, run in partnership with Lyons Tea and Pieta House.
As a sufferer of really bad anxiety now for some years myself, I know all too well the trappings of these type of illnesses: depression, OCD, anxiety etc.
I think the problem with mental illness is the fact it’s so taboo. When someone starts to feel these type of symptoms, they automatically feel they can’t speak about it to friends or family because of the shame of being sick in this way.
The crazy thing is that talking to someone actually helps. You find out you’re not alone, that there are tons of people suffering the same on a daily basis.
I think it’s great that issues like these are being brought to the fore and talked about openly. It will prompt better ways of dealing with the issue, and hopefully make more people aware of the fact that it is an illness much like any other.
Let’s break the stigma of mental illness for good.