Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Or that 1 in 4 people suffer from some form of mental illness? 1 IN 4.
Please know this: If you're suffering from any form of mental illness, you are not alone. What you feel is valid. You are worthy of love and have more strength and courage than you know.
And if you've found yourself thinking or responding to a friend or loved one with one of the unhelpful phrases above, take a moment to notice if there's a better way to show that you care. Imagine what it must be like to journey in someone else's shoes. Never pretend that you are the expert of someone else's life. Listen. Show empathy. Be a constant source of presence, love and support. Say "I BELIEVE YOU." ______
Friends, asking for help and having the courage to go to counseling is a STRENGTH, not a weakness!!!! Let's work together to break the stigmas around mental illness. Your mental health matters. It is just as important as your physical health. Will you join me as a #stigmafighter