I struggle with Mental Health issues every day….every….single…day.
I will never understand how people are so uncomfortable addressing mental health issues but are comfortable sending get well wishes to someone with a broken bone or going through surgery. 🤦♂️
No, it’s not a phase.
No, it’s not an on/off switch I can flip in my head.
No, it’s not a passing feeling.
No I’m not doing it for attention.
No, it’s not laziness.
No, It’s not sadness.
No it’s not “something you get over”.
It’s a lifelong condition, and I’m at peace with that.
Yes, I’ve had therapy. Group and individual.
Yes, I’ve done exercise and ate healthy.
Yes, I do joke around and make others laugh and smile.
Yes, I’ve worn a mask, due to the stigma of mental health, and honestly…its a shame that I had to hide it.
Always be kind to the people around you. Not all traumas are visible. Just because you cant see their wounds doesnt give you a right to judge or belittle anyone. Love is a universal language, spread it as much as you can. So if you see someone’s having a rough day, share a smile, lend them your ear and encourage them to keep going.
“The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t”. — Joker