Fixed? mental health awareness week… ( 15th-21st May)

Next week is mental health awareness week,

a week where we are encouraged to talk about it,

talk about our own struggles,

be open if we dare…

well I guess I have been open, particularly in recent years,

but there were days, not too long ago

when I didn’t even know how to name my struggles,

and saw my coping mechanisms as major flaws…

I needed fixing…


but for me, today, like every day is mental health awareness day,

how much energy will it take to get me out of the door, ( or out of bed),

and how much energy will a certain meeting take from me,

how do I explain that sometimes I simply need a day to recover,

and sometimes more than a day,

I love people, I am called to this work,

but it can drain me…

I do need to rest,

but I don’t need fixing…


Next week is mental health awareness week,

and mental health awareness has taught me that

I am who I am, and who I am is enough,

I have my struggles, I take medication daily,

I try to eat well, to exercise, to care for myself

body, soul and mind, some days I am very well,

and some days I struggle, and I cannot tell you which will be which

But, I don’t need fixing, there is nothing to fix…

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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