I hope that everyone's month of May is off to a great start. Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? I've mentioned numerous times over the years on my blog that I first started having depression symptoms when I was 15 and I started struggling with anxiety during my senior year in college.
I ask myself why is it that in 2020 mental health isn't discussed more? Yes, mental health is discussed, but in my opinion not as much as it should be. Since many people are still quarantined, it is important to pay attention to your feelings and thoughts etc. As the title of my post states, mental health matters, you matter.
I choose me over the drama
I choose me over my obstacles
I choose me over people and things that don't benefit my overall health and well being
I've accepted a long time ago it's a possibly that I could have anxiety and depression for the rest of my life. I don't pretend everyday is a good day, but every day isn't a bad day either. At one point I was having more bad days than good and I decided to go back to counseling. I'm still in counseling and I take an antidepressant to help ease my anxiety and depression symptoms. Whatever you're going through, you're not alone and there is help to cope with mental health issues. My hope is that by sharing my story I'm helping others to know there is light in the mist of darkness.
Always remember to be kind. People may be fighting a battle you know nothing about.
I wanted to share my previous links from last month for my self care posts. Self Care is very beneficial to mental health
Self Care: Mental Health
Self Care: Hair Care Wash Day feat. Curls
Self Care: Quarantine Makeup Routine
Self Care: Current Morning Skincare Routine feat. Derma E
Self Care: Pamper Routine
Self Care: At Home Manicure feat. Zoya Gelie-Cure