Mental health speaking engagement

Hello dear friend 🙂

I really hope you had a lovely day. Mine feels like a tiny hangover. Nope, I’m not the drinking type. Suspicion is that my left side have a cold and if you don’t mind to much information, only my left nostril is leaking kind of.

Yesterday was the day of the great speaking engagement on Dementia, stigma and mental health. First of all, I lost my notes on my way there. Found it this morning in my famous handbag. It was a very loud and noisy gathering and everything was one big hazy confusion for me. I was the first one to speak, which was good.

So I started off with my spider story, trying to work up my guts for the stigma fear and when everyone laughed their guts out, I started my story. Cried my eyes out, got everyone else crying, but I did it.

I can’t really remember much of what I said today, but I know that I told them that a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of. That there is a light in the darkness. Just keep going. Keep your head high and do the best you can. Don’t hide, get a good support group. God is the light in our lives. He takes away the darkness.

Always, always remember there is hope. To be honest I don’t always see the hope, but I know it is there. If you are living with dementia or any other mental health issue, never ever give up.

Lots of love

Saro

(I don’t know how to add pictures to my blogs… but I will figure it out again 🙂 )

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