This is something that 18 months ago I could never have imagined being emotionally strong enough to tell anyone other than my family and closest friends, let alone write on a blog post. But World Mental Health Day has had me reflecting on the progress that I have made with my own mental health and the struggles that I still face every day.
It is being increasingly recognised and understood how a person’s mental health needs to be taken care of just as much as their physical health. Great steps have been taken to highlight the dangers that things such as social media can have on an individual’s mental health, with great emphasis being placed on educating children and teenagers on the risks it poses and what to do if they feel that their mental health is suffering.
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, democracy is:'the belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves.'