A few days ago, well-known blogger and mental health campaigner Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers, shared an image through her Facebook page which clearly (given the number of ‘likes’ it received!) made a big impression on her readers. The image, from Minds Like Ours, compared Depression with asthma, but, to quote Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers, “we often see images comparing depression to diabetes or other chronic illnesses, but this one seemed to pack more of a punch”.
Inspired by the response to the image, she wrote an excellent and thought-provoking post called ‘What do you mean you can’t breathe? There’s loads of air in here‘. It’s an impassioned plea for more research into mental illness. Fund-raising and awareness-raising campaigns are hugely important, but as the post itself concludes, “so much more is needed“.
The post can be found here – please do check it out (as well as some of her other fantastic writing!):