Talking Thoughts Through

Opening Thoughts

A couple of thoughts for you about the past couple of weeks.  Over those past few weeks, we have seen the birth of this blog.  You’ve had a chance to get to know me a little through the Inside My Head series – stay tuned for part 4 next week!  I hope you’ve found that insight useful.

This week also saw the launch of our Talking Things Through series.  I’m really excited about this one, as I think one of the biggest problems with mental health is that no one really talks about it.  As stigmatised as it has become, it’s quite unusual for people to be completely open about it, wouldn’t you say?  I hope that this series will equip you with the tools for talking about mental health but also encourage you to talk to the people you know who are struggling.

Over To You

Today, I’m interested in hearing some of your stories.  Do you know people going through depression?  Have you had conversations with them about it?  What kinds of things do you talk about?  Do you have any key pieces of advice that have helped them or perhaps things that haven’t worked out?  Let me know about your successes or near-misses in the comments below.

Alternatively, perhaps you’ve never tried to talk to anyone about mental health.  It might be a topic you’ve always shied away from, unsure how to approach it.  I’d like to hear from you as well!  What stops you from talking about it?  What could encourage you to talk about it?  Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Let’s get talking.  What’s your take on mental health discussions?  I’d love to know!

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Author: Alex Davies

Alex Davies is the creator and writer for Pushing Back the Shadows. Find out more about his journey here and connect with him on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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