Hello beautiful angels!
How are you? I know a lot of people ask that question, but how often do we listen to the answer?
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and I am talking to you about it because as many as 1 in 4 of us will suffer from some sort of mental health condition at some point in our lives. It is as prevalent as many other major diseases and yet too many people struggle to acknowledge or deal with it.
I myself have had my own mental health difficulties to overcome as a result of my skin condition, so I understand exactly how difficult it can be. It is important that we all recognise the signs and turn to someone for help – there should be no stigma attached to it.
Mental Health Awareness
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on the issue of loneliness. It might not be something that you think affects you, but you would be surprised. It was once thought to be a problem for the elderly, but the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how easily we can all become isolated in one way or another.
Loneliness can be the catalyst for many other mental health problems. Once we feel alone, we are more likely to develop other issues and less likely to seek help for them. It can be brought about by being single or widowed, unemployed, having a long-term health condition, being young, being old, being a carer, being from an ethnic minority, being LGBTQ+ or for many other reasons. Often people do not seek help because they fear that they will be a burden, but this is absolutely not the case.
Loneliness and your skin
I know from personal experience that suffering from a skin condition can be very lonely. It often feels as though no-one understands what you are going through. Whether it is the physical symptoms or the knock to your self-confidence, the triggers that surround you constantly or being self-conscious about the products you need to use, it all adds up to make you feel as though you are the only person in the world that feels this way.
I can promise you that you are not. There are 31% of people in America who have eczema, and as many as 1.3 million people in the UK. That doesn’t even include other skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea or dermatitis. Trust me, plenty of people know exactly how you feel, but no-one likes to talk about it. In fact, it is estimated that 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men have some form of skin sensitivity.
The Angel Circle
The loneliness of skin sensitivities such as eczema is one of the reasons why I set up The Angel Circle. This allows a community to form made up of people who all know what you are going through, because they are too. There is nothing you can tell us about your experiences that one of us has not already felt, and you will be welcomed with warm and loving arms.
Together we can give each other advice, strength and positivity to overcome many of the battles that we face. The Angel Circle helps people like myself to know that there are people out there who can help and understand, preventing you from feeling lonely and making your skin journey a happier and healthier one.
The Angel Circle also contains an abundance of wellness tools to support your glowing skin journey. You will find all the HOPE Principles inside the app, from purpose to pampering, optimism and boundaries, all in the comfort of an app you can carry in your back pocket. You’ll not only find videos but you’ll find meditations, audio affirmations, worksheets, live calls and your VIP community group.
If you would like to become part of The Angel Circle just click here and find a space where you can learn, be loved and feel confident.
Please remember, if you feel as though you or someone you know may be experiencing some mental health difficulties, speak to a professional as soon as possible. There is absolutely no shame in it and it can be lifesaving.
Lots of love and positive vibes, Camille xx