Today is World Mental Health Day!
There are so many individuals with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders that remain silent about their struggles. When they do open up, they’re often told they’re overthinking or “it’s all in your head.” With responses like this, people with mental health disorders retreat further within themselves. As a result, they are afraid to talk to anyone or self-medicate.
Let’s all be aware of the people in our lives. Reach out to them and ask if they’re alright. Give them an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Don’t dismiss their feelings.
This is also a time for those who feel overwhelmed and mentally exhausted to stop and take a break. Cleanse your mind by doing something you love. Even if it’s for an hour, the mental stimulation will be worth it.
Always remember to take care of yourself.