So many people hide away their mental illness trying to make others believe they’re well and have it all together, but these are the ones who suffer the most. When you shut out and ignore your mental disorder such as anxiety, PTSD, depression and many more on this Summary, it can grow and transform into physical issues like, Cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, and Insomnia. Check out the the links to see how in depth and dangerous keeping this secret truly is, and why you shouldn’t wait to speak up.
Some wait, thinking it will pass at some point. Instead it becomes so life consuming they believe there is no way out, and unfortunately some commit suicide in order to escape the mental exhaustion. I’v personally watched all of the females in my family struggle from childhood trauma. Sadly none could escape the mental anguish it had caused and they pulled it into adulthood making daily living hell on earth. One of which I grew up with. She let it destroyed her as a child and her family as an adult. She struggled because she didn’t understand what her illness was or how to treat it, and the help that was so desperately needed was refused. It became to painful being a part of her life due to her abusive tendencies. I had no choice but to walk away so I didn’t get consumed by her illness.
If you allow things to get to out of control in your mind and it effects your outer physical world negatively people may separate themselves from you like I had to do. This is protection of our own mental health not because there is a lack of love for you. Sometimes we have to do whats best for ourselves, even if that means walking away from someone we love.
Don’t wait to talk about the chaos that’s going on in your head. More people can relate than you realize. More people are opening up about mental illness than ever before. This is nothing to feel ashamed of. Your’re human and we all have a right to be and to feel weak at times, but we have to figure out how to stand back up after getting knocked down and move on past what is holding us back from being the person we know we can be.
To many struggle in silence and it’s heartbreaking. Now is the time to step outside your comfort zone and speak up. Do it for yourself and the people around you. Some of the people watching you suffer are also suffering in worry for you, we have no way of changing how your mind works, but we can listen to whats going on and give advice when needed, but in the end it’s up to you to take responsibility for your own mental well-being. Sometimes all we need is encouragement to keep stepping forward.
We all need to understand and get comfortable with who we really are and know there are people out here who can help. You just have to look and speak up. There is no shame in the mental health game of life. There is no reason not to find peace in your life.