Did you know that Mental Health issues are something which effect every single one of us?
Even you, yes you there, reading this!
You may be thinking: ‘How does this effect me? I don’t have anxiety, depression, or well anything else along those lines, so where do I fit into this?”
Well I have the answer for you. Everyone, in some form or another, will face some sort of Mental Health issue at some point in their life, whether personally or being around someone you know who has, maybe that of a family member or perhaps just someone at work or school.
Some people, when hearing about someone who may be dealing with a Mental Health issue, will possibly begin to avoid that person, or fully exclude them, due to thinking of it as a really negative term, or thinking it is best to just give them space.
If a person were suffering from something like anxiety or depression, this isn’t the way in which people should go about helping. They deserve patience, support, and not being treated as though they are ‘different’.
They are not different.
I am not different.
I myself have suffered with anxiety for quite some time now. It has effected me a lot more than I ever thought it would, and has even caused me to break down on many occasions, and go into complete panic mode. I know first hand what it is like to feel as though you are not like everyone else. Feeling this way really angers me inside, which I really hate.
I am just a girl. Sure, I don’t wear makeup like other girls, and I am not in a relationship, it makes me different, but in a way that I am comfortable. However, excluding someone who needs your time, is not comfortable for them, nor is it ok.
Just because you feel different to someone, doesn’t make you different.
Now, I know that someone dealing with something like anxiety can really be a handful for people, and really effect those who are trying to help. I understand that. Trust me I do. I always feel terrible for bringing people into it, thinking they need to help me through my problems. They want to help, and I know it’s not easy, but it’s not easy for us either.
There have been many times, where I have been angry at myself, because I made it so difficult for others, not intentionally, but I did.
You can help, just don’t push the person too much. It really doesn’t help. In fact, it pushes them further away.
Mental Health isn’t just a term! It is something we are all dealing with!
Sorry about this little (BIG) rant. It’s just been on my mind for a while now.