Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Sometimes life takes on a mind of its own.
Sometimes it feels like life is on a one way mission and you’re being dragged along for the ride, making you feel helpless, out of control and quite frankly, petrified.
Sometimes you just want to scream but no matter how hard you try, no sound leaves your body.
Sometimes you feel like nobody understands, that you are the only person who truly gets it.
Sometimes you feel like giving up. Like no matter what you do, it’ll never be enough.
You are not alone.
So many of us feel like this. So many of us fight to get through the day. It’s exhausting and overwhelming. But you are never alone.
Being able to open up to someone you trust knowing that they may well have felt exactly the same, or may do at some point in their future, is not something that is easy to do. Stigma surrounding mental health is starting to dissipate, but it still exists. Yet it is a part of every single one of us…so let’s start talking.
No matter how rubbish you feel, there will be someone out there who has had the same feelings. Maybe not a close family member, but the wonders of the internet mean we can connect with people no matter where they are in the world.
Remember to never feel alone. Always express your feelings because feelings should be shared not suppressed. What you are feeling is valid and you are worth being listened to. Being told that things will get better, doesn’t help you in the now. So just focus on the now. Look for little things to be grateful for and take every day one breath at a time. You’ll have ups and downs because life is a patchwork of moments…some amazing, some terrifying, some breathtaking and some numbing. Knowing you are not alone can be exactly what’s needed to reassure you and help to hold you up.
You are not alone.
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