When it gets too hard, please remember that there are people who love you and will support you through anything. You don’t have to do this alone. Sometimes our thoughts convince us that we are on our own and that nobody in our lives cares, but the reality is there are people out there that care.
Some time last summer, a friend of mine got an anxiety attack so bad that she thought, “Hey, this is it. Time to go.” And she felt like her mind was made up. Just as she was about to write her suicide note, she says I called her. She was crying so hard and in all due honesty, I didn’t know what to say but I was just there for her. When she was calm enough, she thanked me and I told her she wasn’t alone. However tough it may seem, there’s someone you can always talk to.
Showing up for your friends is really important. I know it can be draining. Honestly having a person with anxiety or depression in your life can be draining as you never really know what to tell them and even their negative vibe is also depressing. But do not give up on them, because if you do, what if everyone else has? Be it a family member or friend, tell them you’ve got their back and that you love them.
If you’re suffering from a mental health issue, it’s key to always remember that you have people out there that love you. I know it gets lonely. Sometimes there’s no one around you that can understand the pain that you are going through, you feel like you can’t even explain it to them as they won’t get it. Sometimes you may push away the few people around you because you feel you are depressing them with your issues but hey! By the time they offered to be there, they know what they signed up for. Appreciate the little the people around you do for you and also be kind to yourself. If you’re down, take a break from your school, your work, your gym, your chores and breathe in and get yourself together. It will be worth it.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. So a journey to a healthier mind starts with one healthy act. Show up for both yourself and your friends.
To your health. ❤