Mental health is happening and is being talked about
And not just by ‘normal’ folk but by Kate Middleton and Princes William and Harry. And they show that mental health can happen to anyone. Prince Harry has talked of how he was affected when his mother, Princess Diana died.
And Prince William has talked of how he and Kate will be encouraging their children to talk about their emotions as they grow up – not adopting a ‘stiff upper lip’ and bottling those feelings up.
The ups and downs
When we experienced a sudden family bereavement and began our rollercoaster of a journey, I remember clearly the ups and downs of emotions that I felt. Once the shock subsided a little, I needed to talk about it, to get my feelings and thoughts out. The tears came and went. And came and went again and again, but the words that came expressed those tears and helped to make sense of a muddled situation. And muddled it was. Every single emotion was felt in quick succession, sometimes at the same time…