“It was confusing, and sometimes scary, to know people that I cared for so deeply were suffering”
Growing up with family members and close friends who have suffered with depression, mental health was often on the edge of discussion; it was eluded to but not explicitly talked about. It was confusing, and sometimes scary, to know people that I cared for so deeply were suffering and I felt I could do nothing about it. It was only when things became really serious, or physically noticeable, that mental health was openly talked about. It seems extraordinary to me that we all know someone who suffers, or suffer ourselves, with mental health issues but we don’t want to talk about it, so this is what I wanted to change.