Friday, 21 July 2017

Mental Health



Mental Health

On the 20th July 2017 Chester Bennington unfortunately passed away after a long struggle with mental health issues, issues myself and I'm sure a lot of other didn't know he was struggling with.

Following the saddening news that left fans across the world in disbelief, the messages I was hoping not to see began popping up. "Suicide is the weak way out" one would say or "he's selfish" or even "This isn't sad, he chose this". A lot of the comments left on tributes all over the internet left me heartbroken. Yes heartbroken for the loss of one of the greatest musicians to ever grace the earth with his lovely voice, but heartbroken at the way people still view mental health issues. 

I can't even begin to understand how someone can see mental illness as a weakness, how suicide can be seen as an easy way out. 

The human race never fails to disappoint.  

It's so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse - Ruby Wax

The reality of having a mental illness is popping endless pills that probably won't make you feel better, probably won't end the pain. It's sitting in a dark room wanting to be alone, not wanting to see or speak to anyone. It's not washing your hair for days, weeks, maybe even months because what's the point? It's feeling worthless and like the walls are closing in, and nothing you do helps. 

For those of you that truly believe that someone suffering with a mental health related problem is worthless and weak leave a comment below, I beg of thee, but also take a moment to think about the following. Imagine feeling worthless, like you're a burden to those you love the most. Imagine feeling like the whole world is against you and nothing you do helps you to feel better, nothing you do helps you out of the dark place you're trapped in. When you're in this mind frame you aren't thinking or acting like a rationale  human being, you won't think about those who love you and how much it will hurt them, all you can think about is ending the pain no matter what the cost. 

Mental health is SO important.

Suicide is not weak and certainly is not selfish.
 
 R.I.P. Chester Bennington


23 comments:

  1. Mental health is so important! Not everyone realises it but it has such an effect on day to day live, I'm still upset about Chester. Thanks for sharing your thoughts x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. It infuriates me how little people seem to understand about it, Chester was such a massive lost and so unexpected xx

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  2. Beautifully written and so important!

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  3. Very well said! Thanks so much for sharing this, it's so important.

    fayejessica.co.uk

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  4. I was really upset about Chester and about Chris Cornell who also committed suicide a few months before. It makes me so sad that they struggled so bad that they were left with this only option. There is still so much stigma attatched to mental heath and I wish there wasnt!

    Amina xx | www.AliandHer.com

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    1. It really did play with my heart strings, it's awful to imagine things being that bad that you need to do that, I just wish people understood mental health much more than they do xx

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  5. It's so sad people still feel this way, he was obviously in so much pain he couldn't bear it. It's not about selfishness. I wish everyone could understand.

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    1. It's horrible to see how some people view mental illness, it breaks my heart xx

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  6. It's so important to talk about the topic of mental health, as it's sadly so common and yet some people still don't fully acknowledge it as a real struggle that people go through every day, myself included.

    Carla x
    https://makemeupinside.wordpress.com/

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    1. I think its around 1 in 4 who'll suffer from a mental health related problem in their lifetime yet people don't want to talk about it and a lot really don't understand it xx

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  7. Brilliant post! I love the fact that you have addressed such an important topic. Suicide is certainly not weak. People go through so much and we probably don't even know the half of it. Mental health is an important topic to raise awareness about and you did that so well!

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  8. Very well written, still sad how some people think!

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  9. such a lovely post and such a important topic that needs to be talked about you worded it lovely xx

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  10. Very well written. It's sad that mental illnesses are not recognized as a legitimate illness as any other illness.

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    1. It just really sucks that it isn't, I hate that people don't see it as it should be seen!http://www.wonderlandwarblings.com/logout?d=https://www.blogger.com/logout-redirect.g?blogID%3D1129478337810619729%26postID%3D5041241899314540343

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  11. Aw such a powerful article! Mental illness is absolute hell and because there is so much less understanding, it means that it is so difficult to access help >< in my area I cannot get to see a psychiatrist, only referred to group sessions, so I am stuck in terms of treatment! It sucks so much that I have to depend on such a bad system to help me. Love your blog! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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    1. Thank you so much lovely, I know exactly how it feels, the only thing I've ever been given is pills that don't seem to help! xx

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  12. This is so beautifully written wow! I battle with depression now, and hearing you speak out about it means the world to me, this is so inspiring xx

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