Emotional Message Left In Sand On Beach For Time To Talk Day
If you weren't aware, Thursday 6 February is Time To Talk Day. One woman created some incredible art to honour the occasion.
It was captured on film by Sunderland man Brian Priest, who was out with his drone at Roker beach.
While he was walking down the beach taking some photos, a woman approached him and said she had created some sand art further down the coast.
Curious to find out what it was, Brian carried on walking down the beach, until he stumbled across the poignant drawing in the sand. When he saw the message, he captured some photos before the tide swept it away for good.
The sand art said: "She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle..."
Unfortunately though, Brian didn't have chance to catch the woman's name, but he's set out on a mission so that she gets to see his photographs of her work.
He told the Sunderland Echo: "It was a very meaningful message and I was shocked when I saw it and it sunk in what it meant.
"I lost my fiancée just over a year ago and she suffered with a very bad heart. She sadly passed away six months after a heart transplant so the message meant a lot to me."
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The message in the sand used the hashtags #timetochange and #timetotalk.
Time To Talk Day wants to help remove the stigma from discussing your well being.
The official website reads: "Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives.
"We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. This year, we're using the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing."
Time to Talk Day 2020 is taking place to encourage the public to talk about mental health. There is an understanding that it can often be awkward to talk about this but that it doesn't have to be. To find out more about the day visit www.time-to-change.org.uk.
UOKM8? is a campaign by LADbible, featuring films and stories that provide advice and inspiration on mental health. Explore more here and don't suffer in silence. Let's talk mental health.
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Featured Image Credit: Brian Priest Aerial Images
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