I want to normalise asking ‘how’s your mental health?”
I want to normalise cancelling plans to protect that mental health.
I want to normalise coffee and chats about darkness (it automatically brings in the light).
I want to normalise not avoiding someone who brings down the mood, no one left Eeyore out.
I want to normalise reaching in when someone isn’t reaching out and not worrying you’ll say the wrong thing because the truth is your heart speaks for you and their heart will feel that.
I want to normalise working on our mental health in exactly the same way we work on our bodies – every day or minimum three times a week.
I want to normalise mental health interventions at every defining stage of our lives, lots of help for vulnerable teens, divorcers, new parents, menopause and retirement/empty nesters.
Most of all I want to normalise the realisation that nothing, NOTHING matters if our mental health isn’t in check and that each and every one of us has our own issues to deal with in that respect.
Mental health isn’t just for today, it’s for life,
it IS life.
I want to normalise asking ‘how’s your mental health?’
And never just accepting ‘fine’.
Who is with me?