I know I’ve said it before, but I honestly believe that I went through my struggles with depression and anxiety so that I could share my story, in the hopes that it will help someone else who is struggling. That’s why I fight in the open. I remember when I was at my worst, searching to connect with someone who had been where I was… someone who felt hopeless, but somehow made it through to the other side.
The more we talk about mental health, the more other people will know it’s okay for them to talk about it, too… or at least know that it’s okay to reach out and get the help they need.
I still struggle with depression and anxiety – some days are good, some are unbearable. Sometimes the many coping tools I’ve learned in therapy really help; other times I have to search for something new. It’s an ongoing journey, and I will continue to share it with all of you.
And you can always find lots of support from my partner, Mental Health America. May is Mental Health Month, and this year the focus is on taking care of your physical health and your mental health, and how the two are very much connected. I can’t wait to share more on this with you.