First I would like to say,
You are enough.
You are not inferior.
You are not an outcast.
You are loved.
You are appreciated.
Thank you for all that you do.
You are beyond beautiful, inside and out.
You are successful.
You are valued.
Your dreams will come true, all of them.
You will make it through anything life throws at you.
You are a gem, you were uniquely created by Mother Nature with traits that cannot be compared to anyone else. You shine brightly on your own path to more success. You are worth more than any dollar figure. No one will ever dull your light. Ever.
Not only today, but every day should be Mental Health Awareness Day. With suicide rates at a constant rise across the United States and even more people are battling anxiety or depression, it is time for a call to action. It is extremely important to make sure we spread love to our family and friends because we never know what someone is going through or the internal battles they may face. Love and positivity sent from one soul to another can literally save a life.
Common misconception #1: Mental Health is only targeted toward depression and sad people.
Mental health is not only anxiety and depression, but it is also bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and others that may or may not have been diagnosed yet. Signs of someone battling with their mental health, may not always be obvious and are often overlooked. No matter what someone is going through, we should never turn a blind eye.
Common misconception #2: I do not want to pay to talk to someone about my problems, they don't know me. All they want is my money.
Therapists are people too, they are a different kind of superhero. Therapists have their own internal problems, yet are selfless enough to make time for others who may need their help. Do not feel pressured by society to have to handle all of your problems alone... talk to someone. Do not feel ashamed if you have to speak to a Therapist. In the end, you have to do what is best for you.
If speaking to a Therapist is a giant leap and you want to take baby steps...
Here are 5 simple ways to prioritize your mental health:
As someone who still battles with anxiety, I can completely relate to some of you. My best advice would be to find what works for you and surround yourself with things and people that make you happy. Spread love and positivity to everyone you meet. Most importantly, be kind. Be kind to your doctors, mechanics, pastors, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, and everyone in between. You just never know what internal battles they may face.
Remember, it will be okay in the end... if it's not okay, it's not the end. :)
Till next time,
(National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1800-273-8255, share to save a life)
Hello world! I am Chérie Jade, I am passionate about promoting a holistic lifestyle and encouraging preventative practices for day to day healthy living.