Well, we’re here. The final month of December. 2019… she’s been a wild one. There’s been big changes, and new experiences and routines that I’ve had to adapt to and adjust to. To be honest not just for me, everyone in my life has gone through big changes this year, and its been fascinating seeing friends old and new develop and grow. But because of these changes, I feel I’ve neglected other aspects of my life, and I’ve forgotten why I was making these changes in the first place. This blog for example, I honestly do feel bad that I’ve not been writing as much. Not just because I’m letting you (my readers) down, but also because I love writing and by not writing regularly I’m neglecting one of my favorite personal activities.
This first year living in Korea is of course a huge learning curve for me. I have to learn how I fit into life here, and how to best fulfill my duties here. But there are things I’ve forgotten to do along the way. Not only have I forgotten to prioritize the things I enjoy, but I’ve also forgotten to prioritize the things that will strengthen my skills and help me to fulfill my goals.
With what’s been making headlines in South Korea recently, and the stories I’ve heard from friends, colleges and students, I’ve been really reminded of why I came to Korea in the first place. Alongside this, this time of year reminds me again as to why mental health, mental health support and mental health education are so important. Not just in one place, but everywhere. As this year begins to come to a close, I’d like to post each week explaining the importance of mental health, mental health support and mental health education. To end this post I’d like to share two images that I recently shared on my social media, regarding mental health.
And remember to always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or mental health issue. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this or any other non-medically approved blog or site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, or that you may be a danger to yourself or others, call your doctor or local emergency number immediately.