It’s safe to say, not many of us will have found the past year easy.
We’ve faced something unprecedented and millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen friends and family struggle, for the first time in our lives.
Many people who, like me, were already living with a mental illness, have seen our mental health plummet further, while the support and networks that usually supported us disappeared overnight.
It’s been worrying, but perhaps unsurprising, to see that depression rates have doubled, and emergency referrals for crisis care have seen a massive increase since the start of the pandemic – the reality is that we’re facing a mental health crisis.
Just like any other crisis, history will judge us by what we do next.
As a proud Mind Ambassador, I was really keen to use this opportunity as Metro.co.uk’s Lifestyle Guest Editor – in Mental Health Awareness …