I am instantly connected to a web of wordsmiths who are passionately writing about their personal and professional experiences of mental health care. Together, in this bridging of online, intimate exchange, the world softens and hearts empathise with the universal suffering of the plague of ‘mental illness’ infiltrating our race, and together, we are doing something about it. . .
Because mental health IS everyone’s concern, and by acting on our concerns we enact our compassion. In an epoch when technology makes intimate exchange more readily available, we can experience our connectivity through the search at our fingertips and take our findings into our homes and our hearts, and, as His Holiness concurs: ‘That [human] bond can become a source of consolation in the event that you lose everything else.’ (The Art of Happiness, pg.31)
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