Sunday 14 May 2017

Being Honest ♥

In the last few days I've seen so many incredible posts for Mental Health awareness week and it's inspired me to open up about my own mental health. I've been struggling. Everyday is a struggle, some days I don't feel like I can get out of bed. Some days no matter how hard I try I just can't get dressed, can't do my make up, can't live my life. Just can't. It's taken me a long time to realise I'm not the only one who feels this way and that it's not my fault.  There aren't reasons for why I feel this way and I'm not lazy. It's not something that I can control and 'just get over'. I'm ready to seek help.

This post doesn't have a happy ending, there isn't an easy solution. I just know that I can't keep living my life like this, and it isn't fair on the people around me who I am pushing away. I know that there is so much love and support out there for me if I open myself up to it. I'm done suffering in silence.

There is so much stigma surrounding mental health and it's okay to not be okay. There are thousands of people feeling the same way that you do. In fact one in four people in the world will be affected by a mental health condition at some point in their lives. You are not alone. It needs to be talked about; we need to live in a world where it's okay to admit you're struggling. So look out for the people around you and be kind, you never know what they may be going through. Hopefully one day I'll feel comfortable enough to openly share my story but it's something I am still coming to terms with myself. 

If you or someone around you is struggling with mental health there are people that can help.

Mind                                                       Time To Change                                           Samaritans

Please don't suffer in silence, it's okay to not be okay.

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