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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.