Hope everyone’s feeling good. I hope you’re on the up, have a spring in your step and are beginning to feel the potential of healthy change and dare I say, steady progress back to business.
I‘ll keep this short.
Here at Mr Feelgood, we’re trying to shine a light on mental health with inspiring stories, whether from famous or regular folk. Every story matters to us, the truth of which we hope will inspire, support or lift you as readers. We want to deliver something, if only a morsel, that will ignite your curiosity, giving you food for constructive thought, and mental and spiritual exploration.
This particular week the world is obsessing over the Oprah Winfrey’s revelatory interview with Meghan and Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex. Once again, it has produced passionate and divisive opinion. Talk of racism, colonialism, sexism, elitism, gossip, loyalties, the behavior of the press and an establishment keenly in need of a conscientious upgrade.
Whichever side of the fence you stand behind, I think one thing that aligns with our manifesto here at Mr Feelgood, is Meghan and Harry’s commitment to an open conversation on mental health, and specifically how this elevates the conversation regarding male mental health, which indeed Harry’s brother William has also previously sought to destigmatize. And this is born, not of a momentary zeitgeist obsession with what gets clicks or earns sympathy, but from a very real place of personal loss, of combat, of self-awareness and emotional trauma.
It’s always wise to consider that every story has two sides. That is the truth, which sometimes can be difficult to acknowledge. And we at Mr Feelgood stand by anyone’s right to share their truth, to alleviate their troubles, to bring forth what is inside of them in order to heal, not only themselves but to illuminate such challenges for those in all walks of society who perhaps feel isolated and forgotten.