Why does mental health have to be such a “bad” topic? Why am I bad, attention-seeking person when I speak about my mental health but I’m also weak if I don’t talk about it? Why is it appropriate to go behind someone’s back and say they’re lying about their mental health?
I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve heard that my anxiety is fake or my depression isn’t as bad as it could be. I’m sorry, but tell that to my trauma. Tell that to the awful thoughts running through my head. Tell that to the overwhelming urge I have to just quit. Who gave anybody the right to judge another person’s way of coping? Who gave anybody the right to tell someone else what’s real and what’s not real in their own mind?
You never know what someone is going through. What thoughts are running through their head. What demons and battles they are fighting Every. Single. Day. You have no idea. So why not choose kindness. Why doubt someone when you could support them? Why make someone’s mental health worse when you could make it better by simply believing them? There’s no reason why I should feel uncomfortable talking to my friends about my mental state and what I’m going through, but I do. They’re nice to my face and then run behind me and tell others I’m faking.
I go to therapy once a week. You’d never know that looking at me or seeing me in public because I keep my happy face on. I’m sure I pass by at least 100 people a day who also struggle with mental health. You can’t visibly see or tell all the time when someone is battling a war in their head. So choose kindness. Believe someone when they tell you they’re not okay. Don’t shut them down because it’s inconvenient for you.
I’m sorry my mental health isn’t “bad enough” for you but it’s damn near crippling to me.
“Mental Health Is Exhausting”
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