So for the past few hours I’ve been contemplating on writing this….
I know alot of people have been hit hard with the recent episodes of Coronation Street with the suicide storyline. I felt the need to write something to address mental health as it is so very close to my heart.
I have had family and friends feeling suicidal and to think that it could have easily have ended in such a way that was portrayed on the tv breaks my heart.
What’s even more heart felt is the way everyone reacted in different ways to the news….you just really don’t know what’s truly going on in someone’s head.
Now let me tell you something, I have been in a dark place in my 20s. I have been at a stage where I have thought ‘what is the point in life’. Everyone puts you under so much pressure to fit in with ‘the norm’ – bf/gf/marriage/having kids, but these people don’t think about the harm they are doing to people’s self esteem and how it affects them mentally.
To everyone around you, you are laughing and joking – acting how they expect I suppose – when inside you are paddling so fast trying to keep your head above water.
I have never spoken about this and I have had any comments about ‘you don’t know unless you have been there!’ Well guess what, I have been there and I have got out of the other side 💜
It hasn’t been easy and I do still have my off days but do you know what, talking to people that will listen really does help.
I am putting it out there to everyone who is struggling with some form of mental illness, if you need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open 💜
Working on yourself really does help 💪