I have often said I’m fine when really I haven’t been. The podcast by Bryony Gordon interviewing Prince Harry really struck a chord with me and made me think about why I say I’m fine – the fear of looking weak, silly and bursting into tears.
But as Prince Harry says we all experience mental health issues and none of us are ‘normal’ so I need to embrace being weird and remember anxiety and depression takes strength and courage to live with. From now on I am going to try and stop saying I’m fine or I’m ok and be honest on how I am as only by doing this will the stigma of mental health disappear. Whether you suffer from mental health illness or not please listen to the podcast and help change the conversation on mental health.