Everybody has their hidden wars and struggles no matter how pleasant-looking they seem to be.
Mental Health Awareness
If you’ve decided to seek help, good for you! Regardless of whether this is your first or 40th time seeing a therapist, there are important things you need to know about therapy–and your therapist.
I’ve started over in therapy many times. While this has frustrated me, I never allowed it to stop my relentless pursuit of recovery and happiness. Somehow, I knew happiness was my basic right as a living, breathing human being.
My trauma began early, and continued into my young adulthood.
No matter what you are going through, be it time pressures, workload, stress, health issues, please remember: “You don’t have to live like this.”
Mental health carries a powerful stigma. The more we are open about it, the less that weighs all of us down.
Many mental illnesses affect both men and women however men may be less likely to talk about their feelings and seek help.
A journey with a poem.
I had no idea that my monthly binges on over the grocery counter Kratom and alcohol were linked to my mental health diagnosis; nor did I know that there was such a thing as dual-diagnosis groups.
My personal philosophy is that you should time your disclosure based around how quickly this will become an issue.
Men and the mental health stigma.
We often ask why questions to get to the root or foundation of something. We ask to understand.
A few came up and shook my hand. One of them took me aside and said “on behalf of me and the rest of the students I wanted to say thank you. We really needed this.”
Any suicide is one too many, but the gender gap can’t be ignored.
Opening up about not opening up, constant internal conflict, and masculinity in a time when (supposedly) everyone is talking about everything.
It can save yours too if you’re struggling.