I have asked friends how I can increase my numbers on my blog, and also on my facebook and one of my friends answered very honestly, that if they shared people would think they have a weakness.
This friend is great and I know if she read this, I would hope she understood that while I understood her choice and accept it, I don’t quite understand it. But also I have been told a few times that I am very open with it.
It has taken me to be housebound to admit it to my family, I have not been brave about it, I have often admitted it because I have no choice, but also I have no choice in what is going on in my brain than someone cutting off my foot
And I find it sad that this way of thinking still exists. It has taken me a while but I am happy with myself as a person, yes I have faults, and alright my weight and fitness could be better but I am working on this.
However surely having a mental health problem should be, in this day and age, seen as the same as a physicaly disability and not something we should shy away from.
I wish I knew the answer, but if you have a mental health problem, you are not alone and it is not a weakness