With it being #MentalHealthAwareness week I thought I'd share something that I've always been too afraid/ ashamed to speak of to most people... 🔹
I'm posting this photo as this was a really good day for me. I was in good company and I felt so happy 🌊⛵️. (A feeling, that at points in my life, I truly believed I'd never feel again). Some days I try to put on a good front but the truth is, not every day is a good day for me (until now) there's only a few people who have known me well enough to know that I have struggled with #MentalHealth problems for a long time. 🔹
When I have a good day, it's great but when I have a bad day, it's bad! I hit rock bottom a few years ago, and I've certainly come close to being back there since, but at the time I feared telling the majority of people how I felt because I was worried what they would think/ say. It's taken me a long time to even begin talking about things but I'm getting there (finally) and I, with the help of some really supporting and caring people 💕, have picked myself up out of a deep dark hole. I know that there's still a bit of a climb to go yet, and I may slip again, but everyday I stay strong, it gets easier.
To anyone who suffers with mental health problems or to anyone having a bad day just know this: no matter what your mind tells you, you are worth something. People do care and there will be someone there to help you - don't be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Stay strong because you can get through the dark days to see the light 🌈🌞. 🔹
Lastly, be kind to people because your kind words or smile could make a bigger difference than you think. 🔹
#MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #EndTheStigma #Positivity #PositiveMinds #StayHopeful #Hope #BreakTheStigma