21 May

“I’m fighting for unconditional acceptance.” – Jasmin’s blog

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and we heard from lots of you about how and why you’re fighting for better mental health. One of these people was Jasmin, who wrote about the impact of gender, race, and religion on their mental health.

“My internal monologue is trying to oppress my true self, and it’s an ongoing battle that I’m afraid I won’t win.”

It can be hard to speak up about a mental health problem and reach out for help. It’s even more difficult when the support you need just isn’t out there. This needs to change. We’re committing to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support. For us – for you, and for them.

We were inspired by your stories about why you’re fighting – whether it was for your present, future or younger self, a loved one, for those who went before you and those who will come after. Thank you for sharing. You can read more stories here

Read Jasmin’s story

“Consider this blog me stepping into those shoes and breaking them in. I will be a voice for people like me. I will fight for unconditional acceptance.”