I feel like this post is way overdue.
Mainly because I know everyone at some point has struggled with a mental health problem in their lives. With the passing of Robin Williams two years ago, there has been more public acknowledgement of mental health issues. Why am I addressing this in a post?
There is a reader who follows me and I follow them… who is struggling with a mental health issue. I’m not sure if they are aware if they have a mental health issue. What I do know is that they feel alone and they feel trapped in their head. I know they feel their blog is their escape from their mental illness and reality. They feel not a single person in their life understands.
I want this person who may be reading this post to see this and know:
You are NOT alone.
Six years ago, I was right where you are, right now.
I felt like no one understood. I felt like I was alone. I was drowning in everything. I was on the verge of leaving everything behind.
I had a note.
I was a risk to myself.
For all I know, I was a risk to others.
But I knew I had to ask for help. That I was aware of.
I was at rock bottom.
I asked for help because I didn’t know what else to do.
I still have my struggles, but I am back to where depression does not have a hold on me. I am whole again.
Ask for help.
Talk to someone.
You are not alone.