There are a great many things in life that we don’t talk about as we are embarrassed, ashamed or just don’t know how to talk about it.

The first one that springs to mind is mental health. I started this blog after I was diagnosed with depression and decided I needed an outlet to express what was going on in my head, but I never actually talked about any of it. This was partly because I struggled to put the strange things going on in my head into words but mostly for fear of judgement. I am sure I am not the only one who feels like this, that if they tell people they have a mental health condition or even that they are struggling a little that they will be seen as less than somehow.

The second topic that comes urgently to mind is incontinence. A surprising amount of people suffer from this myself included, and yet we don’t talk about it because we are embarrassed but maybe if we did people suffering from it may not feel so alone.

After years of indecision, I decided write what I want and not worry about what other people think because to be honest if you are prepared to judge someone for a health condition you have bigger problems that I do!

Shush, HealthLisa JaneComment