Mental health

Mental health

As I write this blog I am watching and listening to the Avicii tribute concert.  (You see I can do it when its my choice) Dancing in my head. My heart is warm with memories of his tracks and how they feature in my own memories of his time and how his songs brought meaning to different parts of my past few years since I started following him.

You know what its like, a song has a meaning.

I have been an Avicii fan for as long as I knew of him. He inspired me for a long period to think I could do what he did and look outside of the box because of a love of music.  I followed that passion for a number of years mixing in my living room and playing with music.

I even released and have quite a few tracks published and mini albums.

Nothing outstanding, but stuff I did enjoy and I like to listen to even though its me.

It was my hobby and in that moment I felt just like him. He so inspired me . Just like he has inspired so many people out there and given memories to moments in time with the music.

You see not many people come along and just project instantly like he did. Release amazing track after amazing track.

Its so sad that despite being this incredibly talented creative person with a life ahead, that he took his life.

Mental health is very often a hidden thing that you cant see or hear until its too late.

The continuous work behind supporting and helping people with mental health issues is ongoing around us but still not enough people give it time and thought.

We all have had people who we have lost because of their mental health. The past few years I have experienced this both with my father, a woman I helped and my daughters friends mum.

It affects all of us and priority to be aware is increasing as more and more people are struggling in this world.

I wanted to write  while I virtually attend this concert because its the time to do it.

I hope you are watching it and if you are not…here is the link as it has been live streaming the past 4 hours.

The Tim Bergling foundation was created byKlas and Anki Bergling the parents and family of Avicii (Tim) in hounour of his death.

The idea behind the foundation is about the importance of recognizing and treating the early signs of deteriorating mental health, anxiety, and depression for performing artists and those working in the music industry.

But it isn’t just about artists. Average every day people experience this, but it does highlight that sometimes we view people as being happy and healthy in their mental health when they are not.  The perception “they have it all” is often not true.

Behind the riches and fame, beats loneliness, frustration, depression all rolled into one.

We need to open our eyes. Around us, in life and virtual life.

 

Coffee with Isa – Depression real virtual worlds.

Coffee with Isa – Depression real virtual worlds.

Before I even start. Please excuse my head cold as you can really hear it in this video. I wanted to make sure I went ahead with this Coffee chat and so had to record it over a few days. So please excuse if you pick up any pauses or sound imbalances

Todays coffee vlog  I’m dealing with a topic which was requested and that was to talk about depression.  I have tried to do so with seeking some knowledge and with use of my own experiences. I am no expert, but I am an expert in my own self experience.

I have referred to resources in order to be more informative.

I have also at the very bottom of this blog included places you can go to get more information for either yourself or a loved one you think may be suffering from depression.

A book I was recommended by a friend which actually surprised me in its helpfulness  was this one called the How of Happiness. If you are like me and like to read and disappear, sometimes good books are a great resource.  It helped me put things in perspective.

I recently bought myself  The life changing magic of not giving a f**k  which actually seriously just makes you want to laugh and laugh. After all, laughter is the best of the best medicine we can have.

My favourite line from the book is ” A  f*ck not given, is something gained”.

Both books are on Amazon who I’ve recently affiliated to in order to try and ensure some kind of income generation towards this site maintenance. I don’t believe in providing links without letting people know this.

Video:-

Credits:-

Prestige Short and Jacket suit from Paper Moon at the Hash in Black event

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Grace toffee skin from the  [theSkinnery]

More information on depression can be found at the following links ( I have only outlined 4 nations in this but there are more if you google) :-

United Kingdom

United States of America

Australia

Canada