Right now is my pal Anna’s birthday. She could be blowing out 42 candles however, after years battling melancholy, Anna took her personal life in September 2012.
I’d recognized Anna for over twenty years. The day she died she was meant to be coming to see me for some assist along with her pores and skin. Unbeknown to me on the time, her pores and skin eruptions had been a aspect impact of the pharmaceutical medicine she was self-administering.
I’d urged she change her pillowcase extra frequently and improve her consumption of omegas. All of it feels naïve recommendation on reflection, however I assume she couldn’t discover the phrases to inform me there have been a lot larger points at play.
One in 4 of us expertise a psychological well being drawback in any given 12 months, however many don’t or can’t entry the precise assist. A staggering 75% of psychological well being issues in grownup life begin by the age of 18.
For the second time, as a tribute to Anna, and to lift consciousness of the challenges confronted by these coping with psychological well being issues, right this moment is Pai Thoughts Day. A day to lift consciousness of psychological well being issues, that are so usually misunderstood, and with which so many younger girls, like Anna, expertise.
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