Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Hope and Inspiration that comes from Others’ Bravery

Reading through individuals’ blogs, and thinking about the stories clients tell me about how they deal with their mental health issues, has reminded me how much hope and inspiration can come from the bravery of others. Being open and honest about being bipolar, suffering from depression, anxiety or an eating disorder is not easy, but it goes some way towards beating the shame that so often cripples us. And the more we hear and appreciate others’ stories, the less alien and frightening such struggles may feel; the more prepared we may be ourselves when we, or someone we care for, is affected in a similar way.