Published on November 30th, 2016 | by voxx0
Mental Health Issues
As someone who suffers with ‘anxiety and a little bit of depression’, I can honestly say I was beyond scared at first, as I didn’t know what on Earth it was. It sounds scary, and it is scary having these things constantly battling your own mind, thinking you’re not good enough or you’ll never amount to anything. I find it hard to order my own food and drink in cafès, restaurants etc; the most simple of tasks to other people become 100x harder for me. It’s just hard living with any mental illness… it really is.
Help is out there though, so don’t feel ashamed of having to ask for it – people do generally care. Remember, having a mental illness of any sort doesn’t make you any less human. It’s your mind tricking you into thinking these things but believe me when I say it does get easier. The more you practice these things, the easier it gets. Mind over Matter. The stigma around Mental Health doesn’t help either, but it is possible to break.
It’s too easy to dismiss a mental health problem as something that happens to other people. But it can happen to any of us, and the way we all think and act makes a real difference.
Just love yourself. You are truly worth it, whether you feel like it or not. You was put on this planet for a reason.
Even if you feel confident in yourself, if you know anyone that is currently going through Mental Health problems don’t judge them. Help them, talk to them. It makes the world of difference.
DON’T BELIEVE THE STIGMA, it’s awful to be honest, it really is.
By Scarlet Winter