May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
A lot of times when someone is struggling or dealing with a mental illness they get embarrassed; They get embarrassed to reach out and say i am struggling, I need help.
In Society today having a mental illness is looked down on. People are always so quick to judge someone, so quick to point a finger and say “oh there is something wrong with you.” This is the exact problem/issue today (along with many others). There is nothing wrong with having a mental illness, nothing wrong with dealing with your mental health. ESPECIALLY because, guess what, mental health problems are genetically passed down to children. THAT’S RIGHT!! whatever you have you got from your parents or someone in your gene pool. Having a mental illness is no one’s fault and you should not suffer just because you are ashamed. It took me a long time to get to this point however.
I used to be ashamed and embarrassed especially around my family. My family used to make me feel like it was wrong that I had a mental illness, it was wrong that I was suffering. Nobody ever wanted to talk about it or discuss what was going on or where the mental health issues came from. Everyone wanted to be hush hush about it. It was to the point that i was being made fun of by my family members because I was going to therapy, because i was getting help. They where telling me “oh you don’t need medication, why are you taking that” And i almost listened to them.
A year and a half ago i tried to commit suicide and it was at that point when i was recovering that i realized i needed to do what was best for me regardless of who understands or doesn’t understand. We need to make a point of doing what is best for us despite being ridiculed by others or brought down by others. And for me that was the turning point. From that point on i was not going to let anyone dictate what is best for me and my mental health. I do well in therapy, I have finally found medication that helps me along with spiritual guidance and crystal healing. These things may not be for everyone but they work wonders for me.
This May lets bring awareness to the fact that people are struggling with there Mental Health. Not every day is a good day. Every day you are not okay. Sometimes you need help. And you know what ALL THAT IS OKAY.
Original: May 01, 2020
Repost: August 12, 2020
Written By: Amanda Paige Medina