Welcome to "In the Lion's Den":
Allow me to introduce myself, I'm Dan. I'm a 23-year-old business student, Co-founder of non-profitable organisation, WrestleCares, and volunteer for Tourette's syndrome charity, TIC Hull & Yorkshire. To learn more about myself and WrestleCares, please visit the "About me" section of the website.
About this blog:
Appropriately named, referencing the origin of the name, Daniel, which was bestowed upon me by my late grandmother, Jeanette. The biblical tale speaks of a brave man and his loyalty to God. Many of us may feel as if we are trapped in a metaphorical den, surrounded by lions, but it is how you remain vigilant against the odds of doubt and keep true to who you really are that makes you so unique. In these blogs I will be speaking to people from a variety of industries and cultures to examine the underlying truth behind mental health, the barriers it creates, and methods of self-development.
By not focusing on a specific mental health disorders and targeting more diverse personalities, I hope to develop a larger understanding of one of the biggest killers in the world today. If you would like to have a conversation regarding mental health and personal experiences then please comment on this post or get in touch with us through our social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you for supporting my vision. I'm highly motivated to further develop this idea to more creative outputs and individuals. Hopefully becoming a platform to encourage people of all cultures and backgrounds and allow them to feel heard. If there is one thing I want you to achieve when reading these posts, It's to not let your struggles define who you are.
I'd like to end this introduction with a quote by one of my sister's favourite authors from our childhood, Lemony Snicket, as I believe that it is rather fitting to how mental health is viewed in our society. - "Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean it isn't so." - Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book.