- 27 Sep 19
We invited a 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.
What I’ve learned is that we all struggle. I know people who were brought up in a “normal” house – and they get depressed and want to die, just as much as a person who lived in a house with a violent or alcoholic parent, or no parent. To be honest, I think most people just need to take a break every now and again, throw on some sad tunes, curl up into a ball and cry their eyes out. Many believe that tears are a sign of weakness, and to be strong you need to hold it together. I believe the opposite: for me, the strongest people are those who feel the most. We do anything to avoid feelings. We work, we drink, we run, we work out, we clean, we shop online, watch TV, eat. A lot of this ‘doing’ is run by feelings that we don’t want to feel. My two cents to anyone struggling is: talk to someone about what’s really going on, and apply some self care. A wise woman once told me that you’re always only one decision away from changing your whole life.
Now We're Talking 2019
A partnership between Lyons Tea, Pieta House & Hot Press.
Let’s break the stigma and take the dialogue about mental health issues onto a new level
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