261. Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month.

If you’re struggling, listen to one of your own and know that it’s okay. Reach out for help, reach out for love.

I stumbled upon this article during my morning read and I cannot articulate how timely, and true it is.

IMG_7896I hope it’ll help you in ways you need.

The Importance Of Communication When It Comes To Mental Illness

“We fight every day against ourselves. We fight the enemies we can’t see — the voices that slip past our defenses unseen and whisper in our ears; the darkness lurking somewhere within; the jittery anxiousness that bounces up and down along our nerves like an antagonistic mine, waiting to explode.

What do we need to do? We need to be honest. We need to ask for help. Most of all, we need to ask for love.”

Now, I’m hopefully on the road to recovery. I’m not “fixed,” but I’m optimistic. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I know what’s right — that I have friends and loved ones who will help me discover what’s wrong. And that’s the kindness that I won’t forget.

I learned how to open my heart to others and how to communicate my feelings. I learned that even when we can’t trust ourselves, we can trust the people who love us.”

To read the full article, go to: http://elitedaily.com/life/the-importance-of-communication-when-it-comes-to-mental-illness/

If you are struggling, there are many avenues for help. Seek out therapy, counselling or whatever professional help you you’re comfortable with. Try different means, and be consistent with getting help. Whatever you are going through is legitimate; may you find the strength and wisdom to help yourself.

Lots of love,

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