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Have you ever done something out of struggling with an aspect of your Mental Health? Recently I dyed my hair. No Biggie right. Except this was, a biggie. Not because I dyed my hair but because of why I dyed my hair. Plus said hair dying, did not go to plan.
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I mean there wasn’t a great deal of plan involved but the plan really didn’t end up how I excpected. And the colour…well it was a look. A bright, in your face look.
The reality is that I made the decision to colour my hair out of a state of anxiety and extreme agitation.
It was a better choice than self harming but was still symptomatic of my mind not being well in that moment and other moments.
Behind the hair – More than Mental Health?
The picture behind my new hair is much much darker than the colour it ended up.
It is one of Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. It’s a mum who has struggled with PND.
A mum who has had 4 miscarriages. A mum whose daughter was stillborn in January this year.
A mum who hurts so much in the inside that sometimes she wants to hurt on the outside.
A mum who is seeing a psychiatrist and a counsellor. Who takes medication to help her through the days and nights.
A mum who is struggling with chronic pain that stops her being able to do everything she wants to. With reduced mobility.
A mum who is tired.
A mum who yesterday was not in complete control and made a snap decision.
I’m sharing this picture behind the hair because what you see may actually be a sign that someone isn’t ok.
If you see someone making big changes out of the blue or maybe just don’t seem themselves…check in.
Because it might just be a new hair colour, but it might also be someone needing support and to be talked down off a virtual or even a literal ledge.