Tuesday 21 November 2017

Don't ignore a fragile state of mind

There are times in our lives when problems seem insurmountable and we need to ask for help, writes Florence Horsman-Hogan

'Problems are hard to solve, if you've got problems take the first step -- and talk to someone.'

When that ad for a mental health helpline came on the television, I was lying on the couch with my 11-year-old daughter. "Yeah right, like you're going to talk to some bloody stranger when you've got problems! Like, I mean, come on now, who'd ever admit to mental illness -- definitely not me, pal."

Then I remembered two things. One: there was a time about 20 years ago when I never, ever discussed my emotional problems with anyone, not even my beloved husband.

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