We were very saddened to see this article on Sinead O’Connor, suicidal and feeling alone and left to deal with her mental illness on her own.
A survey conducted by SANE Australia, found that loneliness is a widespread problem for people with mental illnesses.
Those who are battling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia often feel isolated and alone, just when they need love and support more than ever.
Almost half of the people suffering from mental illness have no close friends. No one should ever be made to feel alone in their time of need, or feel that there is no help out there for them.
If you, or someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition there are a number of organisations you can reach out to for help; www.beyondblue.org.au
Or better yet, pick up the phone and ask the simple question… are you ok?
Let the person know they are not in this on their own, and that they have your love and support.
There are also some wonderful Mental Health First Aid courses out there for those who would like to know more about identifying the signs of a mental health condition, and how you can provide assistance to those in need.
See the full article here – https://lnkd.in/gjcwMen