In my early days on Mountain Rescue there was little awareness of the effect on mental health. It was a taboo subject which I hope I fought to raise the profile. It was hard going in the 80’s and I got lots of criticism for speaking out especially in the military and even within the Mountain Rescue Community. Things are a lot better now but there is still a stigma about speaking about your mental Health. Please look after your friends and family and use all the additional help that is available nowadays.
It’s Mental Health Awareness week please if struggling speak to someone we are all here for you. It’s okay to talk about it please do .