“Everybody suffers, but to suffer is to exist.” ~Michael Bonnell.
Nobody gets through life unscathed, they will suffer from some kind of illness, it could be physical, mental or viral. They will overcome two of those illnesses or they won’t, either way they are short-term illnesses.
A broken leg or a cold will pass quite quickly and will be forgotten just as quickly. Mental illness does not follow the same path, it can affect some people for their whole life because they do not have the knowledge to find a cure for themselves or they lack the courage to ask for help.
It’s not unusual for people to avoid talking about their mental health, fortunately, this is changing because mental illness is beginning to be openly discussed by a lot of famous people who are inspiring other people to discuss their state of mind. However, it’s only the beginning of society’s journey to good mental health. I’ll leave you with this famous quote:
“Be kind, everybody you meet is fighting a battle you do not understand.” ~Anon