Reach Out Campaign
People who get you through
Natasha blogs about the importance of friends when she had a hard time with mental health problems.
30th September 2016, 1.30pm | Written by Natasha Davies-Hopton
I'll save you all from the ugly side of it, suffice to say it wasn't nice, but it all started when I had to have time off work with a bug. Then the anxieties about money set it. If anyone asked though I was totally ok.
It got to the point where I couldn't even go to work through my anxiety and I spent my days wallowing in sadness and trying to hide from people the fact I was having difficulty.
Then a friend told me, in no uncertain terms, that I needed help and I needed to help myself.
This gave me the incentive I needed to seek help from the medical community and to speak to my friends about how I was feeling. It was a hard two weeks of sorting myself out though but now I'm back in work and getting out and about.
If I would have spoken to my friends about how I was feeling, I could have maybe avoided the lows I was feeling at the time.
I know my friends are there to help me and now I'm myself again, I can help everyone around me, friends and family. I couldn't help anyone or myself when I was ill and neither can you guys.
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