My daughter and I went to the flower market today, we saw some really lovely flowers and plants I bought a goblin for the garden and she got a strawberry plant. When we stopped for a snack outsde the glass fronted museum my daughter noticed a smart young man in a suit inside the building. He was in plain view of the busy street sitting on the floor looking at his phone and he was visibly upset. As we ate our snack he suddenly began to sob, we were outside so we couldnt hear anything but he was really sobbing. His head in hands, shoulders shaking with distress as he cried. Its so unusual to see a grown man cry and so we knew there had to be something seriously wrong. Yet people walked past and ignored him, some people inside the building walked inches away from him and did nothing, one man stopped but only to ask for directions to the toilets and outside where we sat only one person showed any concern.. A child pointed and said 'daddy that man is crying' but her father just shrugged, took her hand and walked away. I held my daughters food while she went and spoke to a member of the museum staff and asked if they could help the man. They did, they took him a glass of water and some tissues and sat with him for a while. With mental health very much in the news and mental health awareness week just around the corner it was sad and shocking to see that people just didnt care, didnt want to get involved.. This wasn't a homeless person or a drunk or a junkie or someone in an alley late at night ( so no excuse about personal safety issues) it was a smart young man in a nice suit in a museum during lunch hour but even so no one was willing to take a moment to just ask 'are you ok'? No wonder we need awareness weeks , people are so selfish and self absorbed if we didnt have them no one would ever get any help at all.. Mental health isnt just about the big issues, its about day to day stuff, about being alone and trying to cope with something that overwhelms you as well as recognised mental illness. Anyone and everyone can be and is affected by mental health and just because ours is good today doesn't mean it will be tomorrow. That guy might have just needed a kind word or a bit of support but he wasnt getting it from anyone who walked past him today. I just hope there is someone with more humanity on hand when those people need help.