Welcome to Battles of the Mind!
This is a project that I created in the hopes of helping to raise awareness for Mental Health. Through many blog posts and virtual illusions I hope to help people have a better understanding of Mental Health issues they have never experienced. Whether you read or listen to help a friend with anxiety or if a someone listens and realises it's okay not to be okay.
I will create virtual audio illusions that will bring you inside the mind of someone experiencing different Mental Health issues. They will give you an idea of what it is truly like for some people experiencing these problems. They may not express what it is like for everyone who goes through the issues, as no one feels or reacts to things in the same way, but it will help better your understanding of many problems. These illusions are most effective when you listen to them with headphones and with your eyes closed.
I believe many people tend to live in a false paradise today whereby they remain ignorant to the many issues around us because it is easier that way. Many are ignorant or believe the different stigmas surrounding social problems because they have never experienced these issues for themselves. But if we don't speak out or help reduce social problems, who will? If we choose to ignore social issues, what hope do we have of creating a change? A change that is closer to the reality of our false paradise.
While many minds remain ignorant towards mental health and choose to fight our reality, the reality where we all experience mental health but don't speak enough about it. Our reality where seeking help it a strength rather that a failure because it is okay not to be okay. People who ignore this reality by choosing to live in a false paradise where mental health is non-existent because it can be so easily hidden but there are also many who battle this ignorance. Such minds choose to see the mental health problems affecting so many people. It's these minds that fight thoughts of ignorance and who wish for a change.
And so, it begins, the battles of the mind.