Changing the narrative - #MENSMENTALHEALTHWEEK

If you follow this blog, or the podcast, or know me in real life, you know I have a lot to say, about most stuff, most of the time.

We are who we are, so I'm sure it shocked a few when you didn't hear me pipe up during #MENSMENTALHEALTHWEEK last week.

I chose to sit on this blog post an extra couple of weeks because I didn't want #MENSMENTALHEALTHWEEK to be run and done, and then we don't talk about it again until the next Mental Health awareness day or week came across our social channels.

A pretty common post I saw last week was - "I am here if you need me". I hate to break it to you, but that is not going to be the type of post that is going to get someone close to you to open up.

Once upon a time I would find myself deep down a Instagram sporting vortex, but these days I mostly find myself looking at random Mental Health Advocate pages. Now don't get me wrong, I can still find myself watching The Ultimate Warrior VS Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania on an historic WWF instagram fan page, but when I am not there, these are some of the places I draw inspiration from in the mental health space - 

Gotcha4Life, ManAnchor, FitsomTomorrowman, ItsOKnottobeOK,  Matt Grant   Cooper Chapman and The Good Human Factory The Man Cave

And of course, our latest guest, with arguably the biggest set of balls (or ovaries) in Australia, Brent Draper

But just so i don't look like a male shovanist (spell check please) pig, there is some amazing females in this space also - The Committee Renee Gartner AskingforAMate Podcast and my most recent guilty pleasure, the incredibly powerful and moving Darling, Shine Podcast.

This got me thinking, and for once, doing some research, and there is no such thing as #WOMENSMENTALHEALTHWEEK, why is that, I got to thinking. Too much thinking right now.


It was one of the first major things we learned with the podcast