Truths That Are Hard to Hear When Mentally Ill

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There are a lot of things that are hard to hear. There’s a lot of things that are hard to hear when you’re mentally ill. I’m gonna address those!

1. Self care is non-negotiable.

Mental illness thrives on self-neglect – poor eating habits, isolation and negative self-talk will all make mental health worsen and eventually snowball if given the exact opportunity to do so. So making sure you’re staying on top of these things is important and almost crucial. It’s easier said than done because when you aren’t well, it’s a struggle to even get out of bed half the time but it’s completely worth it to even just get out of bed, change your pjs and then get back into bed.

2. Bad times happen, but they aren’t the end of the world.

It’s obvious that during life, bad times will happen. I often get it replaying over and over in my head that the bad times are happening and that’s the end of the world. Bad times and dips in the roller-coaster are part of your life but it’s how you act on them that is the game changer. The number one rule is to remember that a bad day is just a bad day. It doesn’t mean you have a bad life and even if you do, you have the opportunity to change that. The bad day doesn’t define you.

3. There is 100% support out there.

When you’re stuck in a rut, you find it hard to realise that there is support out there. Whether that be, from family and friends or from professionals. One you start to open up, you realise how much support is actually out there. It’s remarkable. If you don’t have a direct support system like that, there’s online charities who want to help you or support groups. There’s always some aspect of support and love for you out there.

4. It’s not your fault.

The last thing I want to say is that all your struggles is nothing to do with your worth or whatever. It’s not your fault. You aren’t sick because of your lack of control or strength. You are strong. Very strong. You aren’t to blame for your brain chemicals, you’re in control of what you do afterwards.

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7 thoughts on “Truths That Are Hard to Hear When Mentally Ill

  1. I think we do need to focus more on ways to take care of ourselves. With the rush of the world, the pressure from the world, and the words from the world; can push us against the wall, lost of oxygen, and no idea of how to get out. We are lost, isolated, and feel lonely (not alone). But with this amazing community of bloggers we are here to help encourage you and bring you too the light. I really enjoy your post because you speak about truth and why it’s ok to make mistakes, but we still can love ourselves. It’s not selfish, it’s about self care.

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  2. All of these things are SO clear to see now i’ve come out of a mental illness on the better side, i know it’s disgusting but i used to go weeks on end not brushing my hair or teeth because that alone was SO draining so the days i did talk myself up to actually taking care of oral hygiene and looking presentable was such an achievement to me. but like you say these things are so hard to believe when you’re really struggling x

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  3. This is such a lovely post. I can imagine for a lot of people they feel stuck before they reach out and taking that first step and talking to someone and getting help is a good sign. It shows how strong and brave a person is because they want to make that change x

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  4. Point #2 is sometimes the hardest to get across to people. I’ve coaxed many friends out of a dark hole by letting them know this simple truth and just repeating it to them whenever they curl up and complain about whatever happened “ruining their life” repetition is key! You can’t give up on helping people (:

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