We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Mental health problems are unbelievably common. If you haven’t experienced it yourself, you do know someone who has. Can you imagine how terrifying it would be to not be able to trust your own mind? To have it lie to you, twist your experiences, convince you that you’re feeling things that have no basis in reality, to the extent that it changes your life?
Robin Williams, among millions of others, may look like he had no ‘reason’ to end his life, as a beloved entertainer of generations and an outwardly joyful man. That’s the power of mental illness. It has destroyed (and is damaging) people I love and admire, who I’ve never met and who I know very well, and at the very least it’s indirectly buggered up roughly a year of my life not so long ago.