Last night I was sad to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston. She had a true gift which will live on through her music.
Addiction is a real, and often fatal, struggle for many people. Too often people do not know how or where to get help – in some cases due to barriers to access or the stigma related to such problems. The same is true for other mental illnesses as well.
This leads me to pose the question: When can there be a real discussion about how mental health is as important as physical heath?
Health is health is health. Full stop.
Taking care of your mental health should be no different than eating balanced meals or getting 30 minutes of exercise a day. It is all important, and should be treated equally.
Get help if you need it, or help a friend or loved one if you see them struggling. This is the ultimate way to Treat Yo Self (yes, I made the Parks and Rec reference). No shame in asking for or needing help. In fact, it is a brave act that one should feel proud of.
You can’t help others or truly live up to your potential if you’re not looking out for yourself.
I will be spending time the rest of this weekend doing just that. I always try to take time each weekend to do what I want to – read, write, listen to music, or watch a movie – because it’s a time for me to recharge and get ready for the week ahead.
So on that note, much love to you all. Time for me to enjoy some me time, and likely more coffee.