Honestly, i don’t think that this is said enough. So, let me shout it louder for the people in the back…. IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY! Did you get that? If not, reread it.
Even with everything going on on the news, mental health is not being talked about enough. Demi Lovato, Robin Williams, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Mac Miller; and those are just a fraction of CELEBRITIES that have/had problem with their mental health. 40 million people in the U.S. struggle with an anxiety disorder, 16.2 million adults struggle with depression, and at least 30 million people have an eating disorder. Those numbers are absolutely staggering. What’s even more shocking is the number of people not accounted for because they have not talked about it. why? Because society has made us feel like we have to be perfect all the time, on our “A-game” all the time.
But, WE are society. WE have the ability to change things. We are capable of making people feel more comfortable to look for help. We have the ability to change the stigma. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about our mental health. Social media can be so toxic. People typic
ally only share the good parts of their life to give the illusion that they have a “perfect” life. That’s not reality though because no one has a perfect life. Everyone has their own issues. So why are we so uncomfortable with talking about it?
As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, I am a huge advocate for self care and mental health. Take care of yourself. It is so important to take care of your mental health. Take a bath, go for a walk, exercise, talk to a friend, go to counseling, talk to God, pray; do something that allows you to just take a breath. Learn how to say “no”, don’t feel pressured to do things that negatively affect your mental health.
You are loved. You are worth it. You are special. You are unique. You are beautiful. YOU MATTER.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7