Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hi all, as it’s “Mental Health Awareness Week” I thought I would post something on the subject. This is taking place between May 13th and May 19th.

Prince Harry and Meghan has teamed up with Prince William and Kate

I thought I would see what the “fab four” were doing regarding mental health. Prince Wills along with TV and music stars, have recorded a radio message to announce the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, to highlight the importance of listening to someone in need. The one minute long message featuring “Prince Wills, Stephen Fry, Alesha Dixon, Kate Perry, Jameela Jamil, was broadcast across hundreds of UK radio stations simultaneously.

They all spoke about the positive role it can play in listening to people that are in a dark place. There’s people out there desperate to be heard. They also went on to say, we can all help by taking the time to listen. Prince Wills also added: “being able to speak about how we are feeling, is important for keeping mentally fit and healthy. Now is the time to stop and really listen.”

Their message was important to speak about mental health, and listening cannot be underestimated. I think we all have the power to make a difference. This all comes a few days after the “royal Fab Four” setup a new charity project called “shout” which supports people experiencing a mental heath crisis.

This is the first time the four royals have teamed up to launch a project. This is a text messaging helpline, for people experiencing a tough time. Wills, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, have backed this £3 million grant from their Royal Foundation. They want to help people move from “crisis to calm” the royal couples have been making private visits to the volunteers behind Shout, which is connecting people experiencing problems such as…suicidal thoughts to bullying or relationship issues, with trained volunteers.

The service is free of charge, anonymous, and is 24/7 seven days a week. The pilot stage has demonstrated the huge need for this service, and the impact it could potentially have. Well done to the “fab four” and to everyone around the world that are working hard to bring mental health into the light, and it’s these actions that will help people when they need it the most, and to lift the stigma regarding mental health once and for all. Oh and by the way “Wills”, I’m still waiting for my invite to Sunday lunch? 😁👍

15 thoughts on “Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

  1. Excellent post, Clive. I also just finished reading your interview post with Ashley of “Mental Health @ Home” – Wow, we have so much in common. Both my grandmother and mother attempted suicide, but thank God, they failed at it.
    I too had a mental break in 2015. I wish I could be medicated free, but that isn’t in the cards for me. I do however applaud your efforts in maintaining a life without medication in order to care for your wife. You are an inspiration.
    I was curious though, do you see a therapist for your bipolar and depression?

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