Being an advocate isn’t about starting rallies and fighting battles. It’s about using your voice to let your thoughts and feelings be known. It’s offering a hand to the people who are drowning, and a voice to those who cannot find theirs.
The honest truth is that at any point, we can make a change. We can start fresh and follow a new path. It’s all down to you. If we fall flat on our feel, we also have the option to stand up and try again, or turn back – neither have to be the wrong option.
When you grow up depressed and anxious your whole life, you don’t expect to make it this far. I never expected to become an adult. A birthday can become a chore when it’s just a reminder that you have existed for another year, when you really, really, don’t want too.
We know that we will face setbacks with our mental health. Bad days, bad weeks, meltdowns, major episodes…they’re almost inevitable.
We know that our mental illnesses will change over time, as we ourselves and our circumstances change.
I remember my first trip to the doctor, at least, this was the first time I had spoken to a doctor about my mental health. I was 14, anxiety had taken over my life at this point but I did not know what anxiety was. Or what mental health was
Self-harm, a term attached to when a person purposely inflicts harm on themselves. Often people associate it with cutting but it’s also burning, drinking, smoking, eating habits, over exercising and so much more. Please do not take these as suggestions but we do need to remember that self-harm is much