MY BLACK DOG – MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
FOUNDER – MY BLACK DOG
MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT
Niki Clarke is the Founder of My Black Dog. After years of battling depression, she created a mental health charity founded on the idea of talking to someone who gets it.
All of the volunteers have experienced their own struggles with mental health and really understand what you are going through.
Talking about your mental health is HARD. REALLY hard, and coping with mental health alone is tough, and it is constant. It is not just when you are at a crisis point but also when you are in the early stages: weeks, months, maybe even years before that point. You are surviving, but you aren’t quite living. Talking with friends and family may seem overwhelming, you might think going to the doctor isn’t necessary, perhaps you don’t think it’s serious enough to talk to a counsellor. Let me tell you now, taking care of your mental health is the MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do for yourself. If you’re feeling shaky, don’t fob yourself off, because getting help now could prevent a crash later down the line.