Since last week’s post, a lot has changed. I’m socialising a lot more through my business and music, face-to-face as opposed to on-line. This is good on many levels.
I’ve also been reading a lot more (on-line, admittedly) about how people deal with issues like social injustice and mental health. It’s led me to think a lot about how creativity can help with depression and anxiety, and how art can be used as a tool to inform and educate others. How it can support those living with these kind of difficulties, and allow them to express those feelings that depression, anxiety and other mental health problems make the feel and think.
I’m making a slight shift on here, to also talk about how mental health affects people. It’s a really important issue that needs to be talked about more openly, and the core of this can be through getting out and interacting with others. This is what this site is all about. Real interaction out in the real world. Talking about and sharing thoughts, concerns and problems really helps. It can remove the sense of isolation that depression can bring.
Go for a walk. Go to music events. Go to exhibitions and museums. See what your community has to offer. Use the web, but as a tool to support you, not dominate you.
Thanks for listening.