Do you ever get to a stage where everything just suddenly crumbles? Someone says one little thing or something happens and you realise you’ve only just been holding everything together? You’d even managed to convince yourself that all was well and the worries that trouble your mind weren’t really there anymore.
This happens to me a lot. And since today is World Mental Health Day, I figured it was worth talking about. Thankfully the taboo times of ignoring our mental health are starting to fade away but a lot of us still struggle to talk about it for fear of being misunderstood.
Weakness. That’s the brush everyone feels tarred with when we talk about how we feel. No-one wants to appear “weak”.
Yet some of the strongest people I know are the ones who have a daily fight to remind themselves that they are worth something.
Life can be pretty exhausting when your own mind constantly tells you that you need to be more. And not feeling able to talk about it can leave you feeling invisible.
So today, and everyday, reach out to people you care about. Tell them that you are there. Not everyone understands how it feels but everyone can take the time to try. You’d be surprised at how many people are trying to be “okay”. Remind them that it’s okay not to be okay. x