#Fridayfacts. Mental illness is a question of chemistry not character

There’s no shame in admitting you’ve got diabetes, and taking medication, or that you have a broken leg that will require a cast. You’d get 110% support if diagnosed with cancer and needed chemo.

Yet for some reason must of us form of mental illness are ashamed of it - which is particular true of so strong men like me! Why do I still think twice about sharing my struggle even with those closest? Why is it I believe you will think less me.

This RUOK week, I saying unashamedly I have mental illness and I take these. It doesn’t define me and it certainly doesn’t make me any less of a man, mate or employee.