The 10th to the 16th of May marks Mental Health Awareness Week which aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding the topic and accessing help.
In 2018, the Insight Network found that 1 in 5 university students struggle with their mental health, with anxiety and depression being the most prominent. The mental health charity Mind found that the growing uncertainty of the global pandemic has resulted in 73% of students reporting that their mental health declined during lockdown.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to be honest about my own experience and my journey to receiving support.
Numbers are powerful, they have meaning beyond their numerical value. 3 is considered holy, 13 is considered unlucky. 91… 91 is ruthless, hard-working, and it won’t take stick from nobody.