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Issy Woods

  • Issy Woods
    Published 10 months ago
    Mental Health Is Just as Important as Physical Health, So Why Do We look At It So Differently?

    Mental Health Is Just as Important as Physical Health, So Why Do We look At It So Differently?

    I remember being at college and thinking, "If I had a broken arm, people wouldn't question why I sit out of lessons some days." I almost wished that I had some sort of visible illness/injury instead, just so people wouldn't judge or even query why I was doing the things that I was. I wasn't ashamed or embarrassed about having a mental illness, but I felt that people wouldn't understand if I said it was the reason why I behaved in certain ways. It's sad to think that we live in a generation where it's easier to make up a physical excuse than to say that we are having a bad day with our mental health.