Since the beginning of the month, my good friend Marc over at ohbuggerall.com has been sharing the love and writing MH Letters to spread love, awareness and honesty within the mental health community. I thought it would be a good idea to write my first open letter to him.
I’ll be first to admit I’m absolutely useless at these things so I apologise in advance.
I hope you’re well. I know that last week you had quite a rough time, feeling paranoid and worthless. But that’s completely okay. It’s okay to have rough patches and down spells. But, I want you to know that you are not worthless at all. In fact, you are quite the opposite. You are a fantastic individual, who has brightened up many of my days.
We were paired with each other for the MHmailswap. I was quite unsure to begin with, as I find it hard to open up to new people. The first thing you told me about yourself was that you liked Shakespeare and I thought to myself, ‘What on earth am I going to send this boy?’ But then we got talking, and we haven’t bloody stopped. I think we have spoken every single day bar one, since! We just clicked, instantly friends.
We are so alike. Maybe far too alike, but who says that’s a bad thing? You are just as weird as me which I struggle to find in people. It’s great. You are one of the most intelligent people I have ever spoken to, you know EVERYTHING. And you are definitely the most cultured person I have met. You appreciate every country and fully embrace learning about cultures. I love that about you because you’re Scottish accent is awful so it means I’m actually better at something than you. And that is the only thing. Haha.
You make me laugh every single day and it’s great. We are so open with each other and you’re like a brother to me. I’ll always be here to listen to you whenever you need me, except when it’s about football, that’ll never happen.
But seriously, you are one of a kind and one day I will make you believe that. Everyone surrounding you loves you and you support everybody so much. Even on your down days I want you to remind yourself how far you’ve come and how much you’ve managed to pull yourself through.
I’m rubbish at these things but please, keep being yourself and never change. The world would be a dull place without you.
Lou Lou x