As an newly qualified therapeutic counsellor I pledge to continue my work, giving time and space to those who are struggling and to help banish the stigma about mental health disorders.
We can all learn to listen actively; being heard has a greater impact on than you would expect and costs nothing.
I have suffered from a mental illness and faced stigma because of it. It intensifys the effects of your mental health issues massively. It makes what your going through 10x worse, because people act in a certain way towards you, which chips away at you even more making it harder to recover. Some people have no compassion for what a mental illness is and how it actually effects people. Thankfully i realised there was help out there to support me, but things have to change in order to tackle this issue. We need more awareness to stop it from happening.
I actually have a mental health issue myself. A lot actually. But I just want to say, live life whilst you can. You can only live once, do things once, say something once. Love those around you, you don't know how much time you have left with them. Help anyone you can. Be nice to the world, it is your home. And love the present, the moment right now. Love the moment you are living in, because, this moment, is your life❤️
To any of my friends and family suffering in silence. More people than you can ever imagine suffer with mental health issues. I am clinically diagnosed with panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. The best thing I've ever done is talk about it and get the help I needed. 3 years since CBT I am stronger healthier and happier than ever. Don't be scared to ask for help, it takes a brave strong and self aware individual to take that step. You are stronger than you think.
Okay so when i was 19 years old people bullied me on Facebook and in the end I staring cutting myself with glass and it hurt a a lot and I got sectioned by the police and when I was 16 years old I was about to self harm with a knife.all I'm trying to stay is please don't self harm you could end up being sectioned by the police and trust me u don't want that so please think before it's too late ❤️❤️
As a sufferer of depression and anxiety, I want to educate people on what it's really like to fight a constant battle over something you cannot control. I want people to know that it's not just "being shy" or "a little bit sad", I want to explain to them in my own words and experiences the daily struggle against mental health and why it is not something to be overlooked or stigmatised.