Madness, Sparkle and Creative Flair, By Lauren Hayley

Guest post for Michelle at DIY Shopaholic:

Life of a DIY Shopaholic

Last week, I spoke about the importance of mental health awareness. Not all mental health issues are visible to even those closest to you. It’s something society has ostracised so that it’s seen as a weakness; it’s been looked down upon, so much so those affected are either weak or a danger to society.

Instead of shying away from talking about other’s weaknesses, we should recognise that we all have strengths and weaknesses. Some of us reach a point where being strong for too long means you’ve got no more strength to give. Why would anyone want to put their hearts on their sleeves and tell the world they’ve suffered through mental health issues when most of society’s reaction to those with learning/physical disabilities are so negative?

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