The tragic death of Gary Speed, like Terry Newton and thousands of other people, has once again brought mental health to the fore.
Now I have long been quite a low key advocate for talking about Mental Health and fighting the stigma that exists around it. Those that know me, know that I am happy to talk about my own mental health conditions and how we can change the way that mental health is dealt within society.
I believe that via education we can make a massive positive difference to the world.
Today's news has made my mind up to try and make more of a difference.
At this point I'd like to say that I live with OCD and Anxiety and fight an on/off battle with depression. I am by no means perfect and I have my bad days as well as my good.
I have no qualifications other than having lived with this for most of my life.
I am willing to stand in front of any size group of people and talk about my experiences and share what I have learned in therapy, in the form of tools, that may help them.
If I can help with something you are planning then drop me a line.
I'm going to try and blog some more about mental health related stuff and will end this with one thing.......
There is ALWAYS hope, talk to someone (anyone) and please don't give up.