On this day, World Mental Health Day, people who struggle with mental health issues only want small things. Not your sympathy or pity. Not derision or exclusion. Not fingers pointed at them. All they want is to live their lives without fear of judgement and without being stigmatised. People with mental health issues are just the same as everyone else. Only difference being their brains process things a little differently. People with mental health issues are often the kindest, most caring, loving people you could ever wish to meet. Is it too much to ask? People with mental health issues are far more likely to harm themselves than others, take it from someone who has survived a lifetime of self abusive behaviour. Don’t believe everything you read in the papers.