At present is my pal Anna’s birthday. She would have been turning 44.
Nearly eight years in the past Anna took her personal life after battling despair. The day she died she’d been because of come and see me to get recommendation on her pores and skin.
Pai Thoughts Day, now in its 4th yr, marks Anna’s big day, and is a platform to raise psychological well being consciousness.
What feels necessary is to normalise it. One in 4 of us expertise a psychological well being drawback on any given day. I think that statistic may very well be understated proper now.
Anna felt unable to talk of the ache she was in or to entry the suitable help. We’d like to verify others are capable of finding their voice and don’t really feel so alone.
This yr we proceed to help Thoughts, the UK’s main psychological well being charity, and one which Anna’s mother and father have supported tirelessly since her demise.
Thoughts affords help by its helpline and just lately have helped these experiencing psychological stress to navigate lockdown and its easing. In addition to potential new challenges resembling the advantages system.
Thoughts can also be campaigning for reform of the Psychological Well being Act – laws below which Black persons are 4 instances extra prone to be sectioned and 3 times extra prone to be restrained or held in isolation whereas in hospital.
We will likely be donating 50% of gross sales from paiskincare.com to Thoughts as we speak.
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In case you have any considerations about your personal psychological well being, or that of somebody near you, go to Mind for additional recommendation and help.