Some refer to ‘the black dog of depression’. Personally, I don’t like the reference to the black dog. I have two black dogs, very different but both very loving. Without them I wouldn’t have cuddles and unconditional love they so freely offer. However, I understand people need to have a way of expressing themselves. So, we need to be open and understanding about how others use words.
Personally, I’m doing ok at the moment. I have an issue with fibroids and, thankfully, next week it will be rectified. I have found drinking tea made from cinnamon sticks have really helped with the symptoms. What has also helped is being open with people about how I was feeling. This isn’t something I had done before. Normally, I say I’m grand and smile. It’s no one else’s business or is it?! I have been reading various articles about famous people and their’ Black dog’ days. I find it incredible people like Princess Diana, David Beckham and other famous people have opened up about their mental health issues but as yet there hasn’t been a sizable shift in how society addresses the topic.
I came across this article today and found it heartening that schemes are being developed to help children and young people.
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