Trigger warning : Self Harm, eating disorders, suicide.
Myself and my mum went for a lovely long walk this morning. Being world mental health day we got around to talking about mental health. From a very young age I struggled with my mental health. Not being able to talk about it led to food restriction and self harm. My mum tried desperately to get the help and support that I needed. (I recall a doctor saying my scars were superficial and only surface wounds, as if it didn't count) it wasn't until I first attempted suicide that I was referred to a counsellor and then a psychiatrist.
It's infuriating to me that it seems that young people and their parents are still not getting the support they need.
1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer with a mental health problem at some point in their life. But still, mental health is still something people don't really talk about very much and we should.
Struggling with my mental health used to me feel so ashamed and weak. I couldn't talk about it and things just got heavier and heavier to deal with. It's so important to talk, if you feel awkward about talking to someone face to face - email them, just tell somebody how you are feeling. If you don't feel comfortable talking to someone you know you can email the Samaritans
I am not ashamed to say I have done this within the last year x
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I’m Emma, I train women (Offline and Online) who may struggle with their confidence and self esteem. I believe that women need more options that suit different lifestyles and needs, some of us don't have time to stick to a rigid plan, some people are to scared to even set foot in a gym (I have been there).