Relationships, friendships, how well you get on with people can be heavily influenced by your mental health.
That's not really a very insightful comment, but it's very true. How much have you thought about the impact mental health (yours or others) has had on your life?
We meet some people on our journey who we get on well with but realise that were not as compatible for whatever type of relationship we have or thought we would have.
Sometimes this realisation is linked to who someone actually is, sometimes its linked to who someone actually is because of the situational impacts of the challenges of life.
I lost myself a few years ago. I struggled. My mental health was poor, but I can see now that it was situational. In the same way that things like living in the wrong area, not enjoying your job etc can lead to you losing your zest.
I'm pretty certain I had a breakdown. But hindsight is a great thing.
Situational change is ok because you can try and change the situation, or at least realise that the situation has a lot to do with why you feel and think like you do. And that poor mental health doesn't define you and like Ronan said life can be a rollercoaster.
As an example I went to a music weekend recently. The last time I went was 3 years ago and I was anxious for the whole weekend and didn't enjoy it. I didn't want to be there and I pulled out the following year. However last weekend in the same place I felt like a different person, the anxiety wasn't there, I was more relaxed, I was enjoying life more.
My situation had changed and so had my outlook and my default position on life to be anxious was not there.
People can change. Some people can't. Some people say they can but don't.
You can see change, you can observe it, you don't need to tell people you've changed because they tell you that you have.
Take control, make the change, realise life is a rollercoaster, accept that you can struggle at certain times, but also believe in yourself that you will get back out of the trough.
I feel like this was a real random ramble so I'll probably re-write it later, but its good enough, and i don't need perfection.
Mr Paul Wyse