My second week studying Community Services at TAFE in complete. I just wanted to share some of the things I’ve learnt.
We all have our personal stories. We all have issues that we’re going through. Some are worse then others, sure. There’s no doubt about it. But we’re all humans, we all feel things, we all want to feel safe and even more so to be loved. We’re existing under the same sun and sleeping under the same moon. We’re all unique, but at the core we are all human and equal and should be treated as such.
Mental health and mental illness are two completely different things. If you’re mind is healthy you are smiling, feeling at ease and happy. But if you’re mentally ill you find it harder to start the day, don’t feel as content and are often quite emotional. But when it comes down to it, people with mental issues (depression, anxiety etc) are looked at as “them”, as a different group in society. This isn’t how it should be. Because every single person is at risk of hitting rock bottom. 1 in 5 people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. We all move up and down on the spectrum of mentality, daily, monthly, yearly. Therefore people who are currently suffering from mental issues should not be judged as being a weaker species, because their not, they’re just experiencing great sadness at this time and one day you could be on that side with them. It’s important to be respectful to each person, as you don’t know what they are going through deep within.
Simply Eclare is where I (Emily Simpson) express my thoughts, share the things that bring me joy, give awareness to things that are dear to me and try to inspire others
to live simply.