Mental Health Stigmas

What angers me is the stigma’s that surrounds Mental Health. There are so many people in this world who says it’s not real, you’re faking it, it’s all in your head, or they say your just being lazy to get out doing things. Mental Health illnesses are very real. I’ve been battling depression and anxiety for a long time. I didn’t know it and I was in denial about it for a long time, but I can’t deny it anymore due to the fact that it has started to affect my everyday living.

I’ve noticed that change is one of my triggers to go into this deep coma of anxiety which leads to depression because I don’t know how to deal with my emotions, understand what I’m feeling, and I start to think something is wrong with me because I internalize everything, I’m a deep thinker, I over think, I psych myself out, and I can’t never explain exactly what it is that I’m feeling to anyone else. When I try to, it never works in my favor and makes me feel stupid or crazy.

So, when people say it’s all in your head or it’s not real, it bothers me. My feelings are very valid and everyone else who goes through the same thing. When your feelings and thought process isn’t connecting and meshing with each other, when you can’t connect the dots in your life and it triggers something in your brain or your soul, when your physical health starts to feel what your emotions are feeling, when you start to think and feel that spirituality can’t be a part of your identity anymore, then there is a logical explanation for this. Your mental health has been compromised by something and it’s okay. That’s why there is always room for growth.

Sorry about this rant. I just hate the stupid stigmas surrounding mental health because there are uneducated people on this planet who don’t take the time out of their lives to learn or understand. If you don’t know all the information on something, then be teachable and learn something about it instead of judging it.

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