Strength and Wisdom
New fish tank in the waiting room at the doctor's office
I've only had one session with my new counselor, but for the first time since last Summer I feel like I truly can express my feelings and talk about my thoughts.
A butterfly represents many things such as endurance, change, hope, and life.
Examples of things you shouldn't say to someone with mental health issues
You're so dramatic...
You'll get over it...
There are people who have real problems...
Just shake it off...
You don't look like you have anxiety or depression...
Speaking from personal experience these are some of the things that I've heard from people over the years. If you're wondering I no longer associate with those people. Having mental health issues can be sensitive topic for some people to discuss, so please think about the things you say to someone.
I find it troubling that in 2019 that mental health is still considered taboo. I don't understand why there is such a stigma about mental health. This is a topic that should be discussed more. Education and awareness about mental health is so important.
Life happens and sometimes you need help to cope. There are days I feel great and there are days I don't feel so great. Over the years I've learned to keep my emotions in perspective and not lash out when people don't understand depression and anxiety. Kindness, patience, and understanding can make all the difference in helping someone with mental health issues and helping yourself with mental health issues.
I'm glad there is a month to focus on mental health in the community, but this is a topic that needs attention in general. Please educate yourself about mental illness. Check on your loved ones, friends, etc.
If you're struggling with mental illness there is treatment. You don't have to suffer in silence or struggle alone.
Here are a few of my motivational/mental health etc. Related posts
Surviving Domestic Violence (2017)
Surviving Domestic Violence: One Year Later (2018)
Reflections 2018/Almost 33 Years Old
Planning and Goals 2019
What is Love
A Different Direction
April is Stress Awareness Month
Courage Believe Inspire
Soak up the Sun
May 2019 Post