Event raises awareness of mental health issues with practical help

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I EXPECT EVERY SINGLE ONE of you has experienced the loss of someone you know to suicide. I expect also that every single one of you has been affected by mental health issues, directly or indirectly. That is reality. A reality that today is getting more exposure as we realize the importance of mental health and of helping one another through life’s challenges.

We are not meant to deal with stuff alone. I firmly believe that. No one, no matter how strong they appear, lives free of struggles. So, yeah, that person, that family, who seem to have it all together, to live the perfect lives, well, don’t believe it for a second. Every. Single. One. Of us. Has something.

I’m especially grateful for the increased awareness of mental health issues in recent years. We mostly no longer shush talk on…

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About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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7 Responses to Event raises awareness of mental health issues with practical help

  1. Satya says:

    These types of events are very much needed in today’s life. One should be strong both physically and mentally.

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  2. These type of events are very much needed in today’s life. Rightly Said
    “Survival is the greatest thing”.

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  3. Thanks for the the reblog, Penny. Together we can all make a difference.

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  4. Ruth says:

    So important to be talked about and the stories heard. You and Audrey address mental health and help remove stigma.

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