Get rid of the Stigma

As I read articles, watch influencers on Instagram and YouTube, it’s becoming more and more apparent that…

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND STRUGGLES ARE REAL.

The toll that our daily activities are taking on us are literally going to make this generation go over the edge.

But, it can’t be all social media, right?

My two cents: As a generation, we were raised to be go-getters, achievers, successful. Without knowing it, we became a generation of perfectionists, & workaholics.

Add to that, our own expectations of how we should parent, be a partner, have home-life balance….

And let’s not forget our old issues from our childhood…

That being said, it’s not really surprising that we are all starting to fall apart. It’s too much to handle for one person. It is not too late though, whether the whole mental health is a trend or really something that is happening, for the people who are actually living it,

we take solace in the fact that we aren’t crazy, that it’s not all in our heads, and that we are not alone.

So thank you, to every single person brave enough to take about their issues in public. Thank you for using your platform to raise awareness about the situation.

You are speaking for us who aren’t strong enough to start the conversation. We are grateful. We know we aren’t alone.

Don’t forget. You are not alone. I’m not alone. Let’s find comfort in that. 💓

What Historical Ideals of Women’s Shapes Teach Us About Women’s Self-Perception and Body Decisions Today | Journal of Ethics | American Medical Association

The Body Issue is a graphic memoir exploring cultural and social influences on women’s self-conception and decisions.
— Read on journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/what-historical-ideals-womens-shapes-teach-us-about-womens-self-perception-and-body-decisions-today/2019-10

What does depression look like?

A common misconception about depression is someone in bed crying all day, with no desire to live.

While that may be true for some, there are those that seem “normal”.

Brave faces go to work, smiling and laughing throughout the day, with the possibility of drinks after hours.

It is only when they get home that the mask comes off and what’s left of that jolly person is emptiness.

Emptiness and Fatigue from pretending to be someone they are not all day. They are haunted by the feeling of being an imposter… a liar… a deceitful person…

Then they fall asleep, or they lay awake all night. When the alarm rings in the morning, they drag their feet, but when they step out of their homes, the mask is back on.

We know nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Depression is isolating.

It’s a lonely place to be.

Unlike any other

Unfortunate circumstances or our own decisions can sometimes put us in a position where we have no one to turn to.

Even if our lifestyle is a comfortable one, the pain of feeling unloved can be so overwhelming that we can start to think about not wanting to be here.

It will not make a difference anyway. It’s not like anyone will care. It’s not as if I am a contributing member of society.

This pain…

the constant solitude, being deprived of affection, togetherness, love… add in the betrayal u feel from your body not really being yours, the memories of the past, the view you have of yourself…

it is unlike any other.

So in times like these, it makes one wonder, why even bother?