Be a Rainbow in Somebody’s Cloud

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and I felt its an area that needed to be addressed here. It’s no secret that Stephen suffers from mental health problems he blogs about it regularly and was actually one of the reasons for starting up this blog.

There aren’t very many households now days that don’t have or know some one that suffers from mental health problems. I have family members and friends that suffer from anxiety, depression,OCD, eating disorders to name but a few. I am no expert on mental health issues but if I can do anything I am here for anybody with a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on or even a hug and a prayer.

I just told my mum today who is fighting her own battle that everybody has their own issues and problems that they are battling that are mountains to them but to me on the outside looking in they don’t seem too bothersome compared to what I’m dealing with and vice versa.

People deal with things in different ways it’s what makes us all unique. Mental health problems don’t just affect poor or working class people it can affect anybody at anytime.

I once worked with a woman that couldn’t understand why a very healthy and wealthy man that she knew had taken his own life. Her words to me were “he had all that money so he had nothing to worry about”. Money can buy you nice things and help you live a life of luxury but it can’t buy you a healthy mind.

None of us have the right to judge or put anybody down and none of us knows what goes on behind closed doors. We need to be more patient with people and always try to show love and a smile and explode their darkness with light.

Try and be a rainbow 🌈 in somebody’s cloud ☁️

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

18 thoughts on “Be a Rainbow in Somebody’s Cloud

  1. It’s important that more people talk about mental health. I have mental health issues and so do people close to me. I make sure to read more about them and try to reach out to the public to educate themselves in the same. If you’re concerned about suicide, please read Night Falls Fast by Kay Redfield Jamison. She’s a world-renowned psychiatrist and sufferer of bipolar. She has written Other wonderful books on the subject of bipolar that could be enlightening.

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  2. I work with soldiers with combat conditions, most of which revolve around behavior health. It’s not what people see that pains them, it’s what’s in their heads while awake and asleep. Thank you for posting this!

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  3. Mental illness seems to be a galloping epidemic everywhere in the modern world. Maybe it always was so but now we have terms and labels to describe it. At any rate, it is true none of us know what is going on in the hearts and minds of those around us and a little kindness can go a long way. Wishing you many blessings, always.

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  4. Society has come a long way addressing mental health issues. A person can seem fine on the outside only unless he / she shares info usually another hasn’t an iota of the inner mechanisms. As for wealth – money can’t buy ‘true’ love nor happiness. Good article.

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