Mental health issues are a silent struggle for so many of us, who often need to get through each day as best we can. 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues, yet there is still such a stigma.

Please don’t struggle on in silence.

Please reach out to get some help, be listened to, be supported. It is ok to say you are depressed, to say you are anxious, stressed or that you can’t cope – without this you can’t get help. Struggling doesn’t mean you are failure, or weak or mad or unhinged – it means you need some support, someone to listen, someone to help so that you can begin to help yourself because it is a scary and isolated place to be.

Recovery may never come, it might be about learning to live with it and you might not be able to do this on your own.

If your struggle is reaching a crisis – hold on and keep holding on to anything physical and any bit of positive hope until you can think a bit clearer and get the support you need.

It might feel like it, but you are not alone.






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About Janine 623 Articles
I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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