At this time 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 melancholy. The day she died she’d been resulting from come and see me to get recommendation on her pores and skin.
Pai Thoughts Day, now in its 4th yr, marks Anna’s special occasion, and is a platform to raise psychological well being consciousness.
What feels essential is to normalise it. One in 4 of us expertise a psychological well being downside on any given day. I believe 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 assist. We want to verify others are capable of finding their voice and don’t really feel so alone.
This yr we proceed to assist Thoughts, the UK’s main psychological well being charity, and one which Anna’s dad and mom have supported tirelessly since her dying.
Thoughts provides assist by means of its helpline and just lately have helped these experiencing psychological stress to navigate lockdown and its easing. In addition to potential new challenges corresponding to the advantages system.
Thoughts can be campaigning for reform of the Psychological Well being Act – laws beneath which Black individuals 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 probably be donating 50% of gross sales from paiskincare.com to Thoughts at present.
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In case you have any issues about your personal psychological well being, or that of somebody near you, go to Mind for additional recommendation and assist.