I think it would fair to say that at some point in every person’s life they have a moment where they struggle with their mental health. There are so many different types of mental health issues that people face every single day of their lives, and it can be a long recovery for most.
I asked Instagram if they could send a message to people suffering a mental health problem, what would they say?
Here are some of the responses I received:
‘I know it’s hard but keep going’
‘This feeling won’t last forever! Take it one day at a time and you’ll get through anything.’
‘You are never alone, there are so many people out there who are just like you!’
‘There is more than one way to help, just because one thing doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean nothing will.’
‘We all have an issue with our mental health at some time in our lives but it’s only the strong ones who can admit it. And only a superhero can admit it and seek helve. p.’
‘You are worth more than you believe. If you aren’t seeing it, others are, don’t give up.’
You’d be surprised at how many people understand exactly what you are going through. You are never alone and you are all warriors. You can fight it and you will survive it, don’t give up hope.
Surround yourself with positivity – Yellow Roses are a symbol of good cheer and optimism. They are known to lift spirits and promote general well-being.
For most, finding a hobby has become very useful, as it occupies the mind. A hobby can be anything you find enjoyment from, and there are so many to choose from. Don’t be afraid to start something new, some of the most creative people I know all suffer from Mental Health issues and they are all fantastic.
Colouring always helps me as a way to de-stress and be creative at the same time. I love this new mindfulness colouring book by Emma Farrarons.
If colouring isn’t your thing, you could try photography, it allows you to step outside your comfort zone and search for beauty within life.
I swear by reading, reading allows you to escape your life for a while and step into a world of complete fantasy. Get lost and fall in love with someone else’s imagination
Don’t be afraid to speak up about Mental Health, there is someone out there waiting for you to tell them. If someone confides in you to talk about their Mental Health, please try to be supportive and understanding and appreciate that they confided in you.
Let’s work together to make that smile on your photo’s a genuine smile, learn to fall in love with being alive. Smile through the rain (or snow).
If anyone ever wants to chat about anything, I am always available at my email address – firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email’s everday and they go straight to my phone so I promise you, you will get a response.