I’m reposting @officiallzzyhale’s post because I LOVE AND SUPPORT this idea. I am not perfect. No one is. “Mental health” isn’t something to be ashamed of.
Someone once told me, “why would you post that? You shouldn’t” when I would post when I was sad, or depressed or upset. They said that “it wasn’t a good look. That people look to me for strength, and shouldn’t see when Im weak”....... wow right? My answer was “because it’s real. It needs to be shown. It’s irresponsible of me to only show what’s “perfect” and not what really is. I struggle ALL the time. I’ve had quite the life that’s put a lot of what I call “dark thoughts” in my mind. I over think. I get scared. I get lost and depressed. I feel overwhelming despair and anxiety. Just like majority of you reading this.
I wrote a song called “alone” and in it is one of the hardest lyrics I’ve ever written. “Try to understand, that I hate the way I am.”
No one is happy all the time, if they were, they’d be a game show host and not a real person.
In that same song is the lyric “Breaking is the only way that I don’t fall apart” <——- meaning, I allow myself to break, and feel broken, to sit in my shit, so I don’t hide it and in turn fall apart. Allow yourself to break. It’s just another chance to put yourself back together.
I got nothing to add. It’s all just very very sad. Hope everyone is ok today. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), which provides support for those at risk of suicide.
Hey Freaks, I’d like to do something! I want everyone who has ever struggled with mental health to #RaiseYourHorns take a pic, tag and share it! The more people that are brave enough to put it out there, the more we will all see that we are not alone in our battles, in fact, we are the majority! Let’s get one step closer to breaking the mental health stigma! Much love in Rock n Roll #RaiseYourHorns