Saturday 1st December 2012 I took part in a TED x Women. Saturday was a epic day. To be on stage with these womenfolk who have done and changed things in the world for positive change. There I was with what I had to share, one story of one person who has lived with depression that was my story from my life, from my heart, and I was going into the unknown by sharing this personal story, a risk, an exposure, yes.
What happened ? It did what I hoped, dared and dreamed it might, but didn’t really know it would. It connected, made emotional connection, mind to mind, but mostly it connected people who have this also in their lives, they are a carer, they are watching someone they love in a depression, they are trying to walk alongside someone they love in pain.
All the buttons it presses in me it presses in them .
But we talk about it we start to erase the taboo, we share how we are caring, we are coping – I say I became a carer, no that’s not quite right, I became a coper!! And I am trying my bestest to have compassion and patience everyday.
And now I feel this feeling in my guts that I have a mission a desire to keep on keeping on with this. To make my words and this story about me, my mum, our mental health, into something…positive for change