Let's face it, life is hard. It is impossible to go throughout life without facing some sort of adversary, and it is even harder to work through challenges alone. A lot of people see asking for help as a sign of weakness, and I will admit that for the longest time I was one of those people. I didn't want to bother anyone with my problems because I knew the people in my life had loads of other things on their plates. I was struggling with my mental health, and at a certain point I knew I had two options; ask for help, or fall into a spiral that would have irreversible consequences.
Let me be clear, asking for help is in no way easy. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my entire life. I felt uncomfortable and vulnerable the entire time, and sometimes I still feel that way. But I knew it was the only way to get out of the unhappiness I was feeling. I don't want to paint an unrealistic picture that getting help is quick and easy, because it isn't. But I promise you that you are stronger than you think, and you can work through whatever life throws at you.
Mental health help is different for everyone, and not everything works perfectly for each person. Help could be a combination of numerous amounts of things, including: therapy, medication, inpatient or outpatient hospitalization, a support group, etc. I overthink a LOT, so therapy has helped me immensely to sort out and understand the thoughts in my head.
I want to make it clear that if you are reading this, and you are scared to go get help, you deserve it. You deserve happiness and everything life has to offer. I know that your brain can convince you otherwise, but there is no shame in needing help.