Today we launch our Mental Health: It Matters! campain, for mental health month.
When Denny was growing up, no one thought kids could suffer from mental health issues. Taken from specialist to specialist - the most elite in the country - his family were fobbed off, time and time again.
As he grew up, the problems he faced compounded, and searching for answers, he never could find them. Denny described his life as torment, and one day he finally couldn't take any more. He felt that everyone around him would be better off if he was gone.
Denny never got his answers.
Now is a different time, with greater research and understanding of neurobiology and psychology. We know better, so we should do better!
This October we are fighting the stigma around mental health and encouraging people to seek help. It doesn't make you weak, and it's every bit as important as caring for the rest of your health. If your child is struggling with their mental health, it's not because you are a bad parent or doing anything wrong. Look for help, trust your instincts, and fight for the right support.
It took death for Denny to finally find his peace, in a world where he was never understood; but that should never be the case today.
Mental health: it matters! It could be your loved one... don't dismiss it!