today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and I wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about it. a lot of the times the people we come across in our everyday lives are struggling with something so dark and agonizing, yet we have no idea. just because something can’t be seen doesn’t mean it isn’t there. just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean it isn’t real. these illnesses are much deeper than being sad, worried, or hormonal. mental problems are not feelings you can just get over after a little while. we need to keep fighting to ensure understanding and support to everyone dealing with a mental illness. we all need to remember that just because someone laughs and smiles does not mean they are genuinely happy. we have no clue what goes on behind closed doors. we never know what someone is truly going through, we can’t get a look into their minds. so always be kind. keep your arms wide open at all times. be understanding and helpful. never question how anyone feels. remind them they are wanted, loved, and cherished. remember that they are human just like you. they are dealing with a darkness so much deeper than you might’ve ever experienced, so be there and let them know you’re there. - to those dealing with a continuous internal fight: i know that your mind can be your worst enemy, but do not let it win. you are so much stronger than you think you are, i promise. remember that your mental health takes priority over anything else. your feelings are 100% valid and i’m here if you ever need an ear to listen or a hand to hold onto. take care of yourself FIRST and always. you are enough. remember that you are meant to be here, you will experience hope and happiness soon. life is worth living, even when you don’t see a single glimmer of light, i promise it’s still there. and even if the only good thing you did today was get out of bed, i’m so proud of you. and seriously, i’m just a dm away- no judgment, all ears, whenever you need someone.