IT'S NOT OKAY TO BE NOT OKAY
It's the last day of the Suicide Prevention Week and it makes me happy to see people making a conversation about Mental Health but what makes me worry is the glorification of it by different sources of information.
So I have a few things to point out,
1) It's not okay to be not okay, remove this ideology from your system. If there's something bothering you do not live with it, deal with it. Talk to a friend, an adult, a counselor, TALK, because it's essential. Remove all the toxin from your system, talk it out. Nothing is stupid, talk about everything and anything that you want to let out. Just like a kitchen needs vents for the smoke to leave, your body needs you to speak to let out your emotions. So TALK.
2) Do not glorify depression. Sadness is different from Depression. You have a reason to be sad, deal with it, do not stick to it. Depression is a clinical term to describe a consistent feeling of void which needs medication. Be Aware.
3) Do not fixate yourself to feelings and situations.
Had a bad day?
Live through it, do not repeat the mistakes, and forget about it.
Had a good day?
Breathe, take in the moment, forget about it and don't think about these good days on your bad days and make yourself feel even worse.
Look at your life in chunks. Live one moment at a time but do not forget to plan your next immediate step.
4) Mental Health is also affected by deficiencies of vital vitamins and proteins in our body, so live a healthy life, take a walk in the park, eat healthy and take breaks.
You're a Warrior, a fighter who has made it so far. Don't quit.
Talk to a friend.
Talk to me.
Talk to a Counselor or a Psychologist.
You will always find help if you try to find it.
Don't give up on yourself, if your parents, your friends, your siblings can love you, you can love yourself too.
Fight, not for anyone else, but for yourself because this is your fight.
If you're reading this and wondering why you have an emotional breakdown out of nowhere, you need help, you need to vent and all your friends out there are ready to listen to you, I Am Ready To Listen To You.
So LET'S TALK?
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