Christmas and New Year can be full of wonder and cheer, but it can also be full of sadness and loneliness for some. It is hard to push through emotions, however I feel as though it isn’t spoken about enough. Mental health and illness within men is an extremely difficult subject, but it is one of the biggest silent killers of today.
We need to be told that it is okay to not be okay.
For help throughout the festive time, please reach out. Below are some important crisis support numbers for UK readers.
SAMARITANS : 116 123
CALM: 0800 585858
PAPYRUS: 0800 0684141
CHILDLINE: 0800 1111
Or text SHOUT to 85258.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to those who are here to listen, and always be open in listening and comforting others who may need your support.