Do you cry 5 days a year? Every birthday a reminder of what you gave up? Does your heartache when you catch a glimpse of us passing you by; oblivious to your existence? Do we appear in your dreams, both day and night? Can you remember our faces, our voices, the feel of our heartbeats,Continue reading “Mother.”
have spent my entire life being exposed to the negative effects that poor mental health can have on both the individual and those around them. From seeing those close to me being admitted to hospital, supporting friends through panic attacks and self-harm relapses, and myself being on and off anti-depressants since I was 15, it has been near impossible for me to be unaware of the concept of mental illness. This is why when people disregard the need for mental health awareness it both baffles and infuriates me.