Sometimes, we pretend to be okay because we're taught to show our strength and overcome adversity. Sometimes, we put on a mask to disguise the internal battles that we are fighting on our own. Sometimes, we feel so misunderstood that we think we're trapped and alone. Sometimes...sometimes we're too resilient.
In a world where denotations of mental illness are so common that they regularly pass without comment, we forget that we're allowed to fall apart! Mental health is not a figment of ones imagination, and it's also not an excuse to get attention or sympathy. It's real and not something that should remain silent, just because the world we live in has this negatively powerful stigma! There are so many stereotypes that the public has adopted in regards to mental illness that people with actual mental health problems begin to believe them!
Educate yourself, use your voice, and end the silence! No matter the intensity, we all experience hard times and times of doubt and hopelessness. Allow yourself to feel whatever it is you feel! It's okay to not be okay. A personal battle is not a personal failure. Be kind to yourself. Forever in my heart with love. 🌻 #JourneyKahoku #JessnJayyForever #WorldMentalHealthDay