Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
I was going to post this earlier in the week but multiple things got in the way of that and I apologise hugely.
But I am going to post this now because it is important.
This week, and it started on the 4th and goes on until the 10th May is Anxiety & Depression Awareness week.
And this is a big deal and is an important thing to consider.
A lot of people suffer from either anxiety or depression and most of them suffer in silence. Many people don't share that they are suffering with these things, and sometimes when they do share, it is dismissed as not being that important, mainly because people aren't really clued up on what it really means.
And that doesn't necessarily mean they don't care either. Just that they may not have been taught what people with anxiety and depression go through.
So this is what this whole week is about. Being more open about anxiety and depression. Learning about it, learning how to battle through it, learning how to help people through it, how to be supportive in the correct way. All of these things.
And considering what this group is about I deem this very relevant as anxiety and depression, although can be caused by a multitude of different things, i.e stress or can be linked in with other conditions like PTSD. Anxiety and Depression can go hand in hand with those who have been through bullying of any kind.
So take the time to learn more about both these things, look into local charities that help with these things, learn how to support a friend/family member/colleague going through it, learn how to feel comfortable in opening up if you need to.
You can also sport the ribbons for each one if you wish to. Or a wristband if you can find them. For anxiety the ribbon colour is teal, and for depression it is green.
Again you don't have to do any of this but I hope you all go out and learn more about something people tend to sweep under the rug, write supportive messages and just generally be more aware and understanding of anyone going through this.
And with that I shall end this news post.