I’m someone who openly speaks about my mental health experiences, and although I’ve spoken about it before, I feel like it’s something we have to constantly speak about- no matter how big or small.
It was just two years ago when I decided to do something about my deteriorating mental health after silently suffering during my early teens right to my early twenties because of fears that no one would understand. I didnt know what to do, but I made one of the most life changing decisions at a point where it got unbearable and Im so glad I did. A weight had been lifted. I started journaling, something that encouraged me to start talking openly to my close ones andto begin therapy. I began blogging during this time too, one of the most daunting things Ive probably done, but its this support for others, that openess and awareness that needed to happen. Since leaving therapy again just recently I can honestly say my life has changed for the better though it still gets difficult at times, but I try find ways to protect myself and my sanity by doing those exact things that helped me through some of the most difficult moments of my life, and I write this to encourage anyone who might be going through this to not isolate yourself, allow yourself to feel what you're feeling, don't feel ashamed, most importantly-Communicate.
"Serve and Protect Yourself."-Paradise Girl.