So there’s a lot in the press and social media around mental health at the moment which I think is a great thing.
From Willie Apiata to Prince Harry people are talking about what’s going on for them and what they’re doing and done about it and it makes us so happy here at JGL.
As some of you are aware Jumble Gut Lane represents to us our own rocky road we went down and when I look back at this time I really do think FFS (for fucks sake for those of you who don’t know what it stands for).
I mean I always had compassion for people going through a tough time - whether that’s financially, emotionally, spiritually (are there any more ually’s?) but as I was talking to my darling cuzzie just the other day maybe I really had to go through it, walk in their shoes so to speak to come out even more compassionate. And when I mean walk in their shoes the their could be anyone from anywhere no matter their status.
I don’t know but what I do know is you have no idea what others are going through. They might look like they have their shit together but underneath they could be that duck swimming along on the water just keeping afloat.
So I’m no therapist but for me there’s a couple things we can all do that may help a brother or a sister out:
- Be kind! It’s so friggin easy but kindness comes in so many shapes and forms. A coffee, a hug, a chat about how you’ve been through a hard time. The honest conversations I have had over the past few years really helped get things in perspective for me which was a huge relief.
- Laugh! God having a good belly laugh is so good. I love Jack Whitehall - that boy is so good for my soul he has no idea. Watching him and his Dad traveling Asia was so bloody good I can’t wait for the next one. We’ve started watching A League of Their Own which Jack is on so check it out on You Tube - it’s a sports lover and people who love a good laugh dream come true.
I don’t have any other advice but life has a funny way of being ironic and shit really does happen to everyone from all walks of life so remember don’t be hard on yourself.