Why do I volunteer

I recently shared a post on why people volunteer.  Before you read this, I highly recommend checking that out.  I spoke about the many reasons people volunteer, myself included.  However, I did not go into depth on the reason why I personally started volunteering then, so I thought I would take the opportunity now to talk about this now..

[Trigger warnings – depression and suicidal thoughts]

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World Mental Health Day 2015 ft. 5 ways to look after your mind

5 ways to look after your mindHello!  Today is a very important day, in my opinion because today is World Mental Health Day.  Every year on this day, people all over the world join together to talk about mental health and to raise more awareness of ill health.  I wish we didn’t need this day, to be quite honest.  I wish there was no stigma around this topic, that people opened up and spoke about it and that there was enough awareness to get support whenever you need it.  However, sadly, there is still a lot of negativity and judgement when someone mentions the words ‘mental illness’.  So today I wanted to dedicate a quick post to to this day and how it relates to my life, in particular why I love crafting and planners so much.

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