You walk by,you smile,you seem afraid.We are people, I am someone’s daughter,a sister, I was a good friend.I worked so hard and I was loved. I was like you, never believing that I could end up with issues and have mental health problems but …I did.! So dont judge, dont stare and giggle, because out of the blue one day…I may become you .I’m human and I hurt just like you ,so dont be afraid,say hello, I’m here ,I see and you can make my day a little brighter.
Help fight the stigma of Mental health, I attend Next steps because I can regain some of my skills lost when I became poorly, I can cook,volunteer,use the computers and people dont judge.Dont be scared to come in we will make you feel safe and welcome too.Come along and enjoy some beautiful snacks a,cakes and home cooked meals. We dont wear labels, we may look at times down,lonely,scared….. but we have feelings,its just until we get better! and we will!
:TOLD BY A VOLUNTEER AT NEXT STEPS: