By wearing my Recognised Popon everyday, it reminds me of how many people in this world are facing mental health issues, and how often we feel that no one understands how it feels. Depression, anxiety or other mental health issues are often a taboo subject.
I wear my Popon because I have struggled with depression and still do to this day. We shouldn’t be ashamed of who we are and what we are going through, or feel awkward when someone is telling us they have depression. I think that mental health should be spoken about and recognised just as much as having a physical illness. Often it’s even harder with a mental illness, because it doesn’t always look like anything is visibly wrong. But when someone recognises it, it’s often because they have been there themselves.
The hardest part for me is when everyone around you thinks that everything is going well and it looks like your life is amazing, when the truth is that deep inside, you feel like nothing is working and nothing feels good. When you meet people who know exactly how you feel and what you are facing, you just feel so relieved that someone understands what you are dealing with. No one can truly know what anyone is going through, but at least we can stand together and share our feelings and hopefully help each other to get through it.
I LOVE WEARING MY RECOGNISED JEWELLERY TO SHOW OTHER WOMEN IN THIS WORLD THAT THEY ARE NOT ON THEIR OWN.
I love wearing my recognised jewellery to show other women in this world that they are not on their own. And if this can bring up open conversions about life, that is what it is all about for me. When I wear my Popon I feel that I’m connected somehow to a community of other women, even if I don’t know them. But just knowing that so many people are standing together and supporting the same cause makes such a difference. It really is a beautiful piece of jewellery with a special meaning.