Just because you can’t see something is wrong,
because on the outside, a person looks strong,
doesn’t mean that everything on the inside is fine,
they’re maybe trying to hide any outward sign.
One in four people in the UK each year,
will suffer a condition that society fears,
it carries a stigma, it’s called Mental Health,
and it can creep up slowly with it’s insidious stealth.
It can destroy entire families and end people’s lives,
as into one’s life, it silently arrives,
regardless of age, gender or race,
with its secret, deceptive and noiseless embrace.
And as people suffer and are afraid to admit
and fear the prejudice, to be told they’re unfit,
so quietly endure their pain on their own
and live their lives, sad, lost and alone.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry,
are spearheading a campaign, that they hope will carry,
changes to societies, national perception,
about this condition and its ghastly deception.
They are keen to build on the great work that’s taking place
across the UK and are keen to erase,
the stigma attached to this silent condition
and with their involvement, have made it their mission.
In partnership with Charities with much knowledge,
have made it their goal and also they pledge
to enable society to realise it’s not wrong
and have used as a springboard, London’s Marathon
to heighten awareness and raise vital cash,
as through London’s streets, the runners did dash.
There are lots of ways, we can all get involved,
to ensure our nation’s perception’s dissolved.
For all who are interested, you can take a look
at ‘live’ conversations on Twitter and Facebook
and other media platforms, there’s news on their feeds
about how we can help, there’s plenty to read.
There are events going on throughout the UK,
which we can help with, if just for a day,
so let’s put our ‘Heads Together’ in this race
to make our society a more caring place.