#1 - Mental health: For those struggling NOW
If you have mental health struggles and just need to know that others can relate and you aren't alone, then this board is for you. So many of us battle…
Deep down you know this. You may not want to believe it, or you think there aren't any other ways. But there are. You can get through this. Face that reality. Face it, you can get through anything, and life will be so much better someday. The stress, anxiety and depression won't heal until you own what is really going on. "Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others." -Paulo Coelho
I love this! Exactly how I feel sometimes. And what's great about this is even though this looks like scribbling, it's a fantastic step to let some feelings out on paper. Scribble. Be angry. Cry. But let it out. And then show someone. Tell them you are struggling. YOU matter. You are never alone. -DCT; "How do I explain this feeling?"
I know it can feel this way, but people really do care. It does seem like you need drama to get attention, to make people realize how serious things are, to get someone who loves you to really listen to you. But don't ever give up. Tell them how you feel. Tell them you need t hem to listen to you. Tell them you just need to feel listened to and understood. Tell someone again. They will listen. Tomorrow will be better than today. You matter. Believe it.
Today is all that any of us have, so let's make the most of it - tell others how you're feeling, take a small positive step in your life...even just getting a bit of fresh air, or thinking about a future dream...you will get through today and tomorrow will be even better. You got this. "Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time...it's the fear of failure but no urge to be productive..."
You have to try again, and again, and again - you are loved, and people will listen to you. Don't let the voices in your head make you doubt that others will listen. You will get better day by day. Take small steps and share what's on your mind with others. It will help. Tomorrow will be better than today. You got this. "I know I have friends <and loved ones> but I feel like I have no one to talk to about the sh*t that goes on in my head."
This is such a sh*tty feeling. I hate this quote - because I know this avoidable yet my loved on doesn't ask how I'm doing, despite so many signs and history. I so wish my loved one asks me how I'm doing. And waits for my answer. And just listens to me. And stays with me. BE there for those you love. WATCH out for them. No need to try to "fix" them, just be there and listen. It can make all the difference in the world. "It is better to be alone, than being with someone who makes you feel alone"
Be there for those you love. Just be there. Listen. Watch out for those all around you. It can make all the difference. Apply QPR & seek professional help when necessary. Tell someone if you are struggling. -DCT; "Mental illness is the loudest fight that so few hear."
It is so hard to share when you're struggling. Even worse is when you share and the other person ignores or forgets what you're going through. It's so hard to tell that same person again and again how bad you are struggling. But you've got to do it. Don't ever give up on yourself. You matter. You are never alone. -DCT; "Please tell me I'm not as forgettable as your silence is making me feel." -M.S.