97. Sean Mil­lar

Singer, song­writer & the­atre-maker

Hot Press - - 100 Voices On Mental Health -

Peo­ple don't have a clue what's re­ally go­ing on with other peo­ple, even some­times those that they love. Peo­ple that you diss and you envy; peo­ple that you re­spect and ad­mire; peo­ple that you love and re­vere – any of them could be hang­ing by a thread. I ab­so­lutely know this to be true. I even­tu­ally did “work on my­self ” when I was thirty-five years old. It worked for me. I did Psy­chother­apy and I did some cour­ses that taught me a bit about how the brain works, and helped me fig­ure out how to change my think­ing about my­self.

I can't rec­om­mend it highly enough. Twenty years later, and the anx­i­ety and sad­ness that ran my life has largely dis­ap­peared. There is help out there if you reach for it. The shame and stigma around men­tal health de­stroys some peo­ple’s lives. We have to end that. Lose our Shame, lay down that toxic bur­den. Big love to any­one who's strug­gling. You might feel alone, but be­lieve me, you are any­thing but.

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