Your Mental Health Matters.
Start writing a post

Your Mental Health Matters.

“You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.”— Lili Rhinehart

Your Mental Health Matters.

This is a response to 5 Ways You Can Feel Better On Your Hardest Days.

Mental Health Matters. Although we know so much more about mental health today, there is still a sense of shame and stigma attached to dealing with mental health issues. There are many ways dedicated to removing this stigma and promoting help to those who need it the most.

Many people avoid seeking help for their mental health due to a perception that makes them seem weak or selfish for asking. This idea often causes those who are struggling to face problems within their daily life, which later leads to isolating themselves from others, and eventually themselves.

Social isolation can greatly affect someone’s mental stability. Seeking assistants even though it is extremely difficult to do so, may encourage someone, and even yourself, to seek guidance.

The thought that mental illness is somehow a personal failure holds back a lot of individuals from seeking the help they deserve. But what many individuals may not be aware of is, mental health issues are similar to physical health issues. Just like you wouldn’t tell somebody to “get over” a broken arm, you especially can’t tell somebody struggling with mental health issues to just “get over” the symptoms they experience.

For example, I’ve heard some people say, “stop acting like you have depression”, or “you should smile more you look so depressed”. People who say hurtful words like this don’t understand that mental health issues such as depression, can not be turned off and on like a light switch. We as a society should understand that illness is not a choice for anyone.

Everyone can suffer from mental illness, regardless of their social status. Even people who feel like they have everything they could want in life can still find themselves feeling depressed, anxious, paranoid, or unfulfilled. Mental illness doesn’t care about a person’s status in society or how wealthy they are. It is a struggle that anyone can face at any point in their lifetime.

Mental health is something you have to maintain on a regular basis. That includes doing self-care activities that make you feel and act like yourself. Taking a mental health day when you need it is an important part of this process. A mental health day is a day you take off from your busy life to focus on you and only you, and engage in activities that help relieve stress and give you a feeling of being centered.

Although, taking a mental health day and engaging in self-care isn’t always enough to help someone feel healthy again. Just like any other illness, there’s a lot you can do yourself, but sometimes professional treatment is needed, and that is always okay.

It is very likely that somebody you know is dealing with mental health issues that you may not be aware of. The most happiest person you may know could have mental health issues like depression, but just conceals it with laughter and smiles. This is why it is so crucial to be kind to everyone all the time— you never know what someone is going through.

I hope you get inspired to think about others and your own mental wellbeing, and to always make sure your mental health is taken well care of :)

Report this Content
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments