It is fantastic how mental health awareness is getting the profile it deserves and people can feel much more open about it. Amazing progress is being made and long may it continue.
I previously used to hide my mental health issues but I am now much more open about them. I think, like many, my natural instinct is to hide because of previous stigmas but I am now forcing myself to be more open.
There is, however, still a bit of an “oh” reaction when you mention to people about your mental health issues.
I look forward to the day when the “oh” disappears and the reaction to mental health issues is the same as any physical health issues.
We are on a journey to get there and fantastic progress is being made.