Together, we can end the stigma around mental health!
Ending the stigma is a big job! We'd never be able to achieve it without these caring individuals!
"I think I’ve had a lot of guilt building up for needing therapy when I am in a “good” place in life. I am ready to treat therapy like the health journey it is, and not just the umbrella to the rains of life that I have considered it in the past. I am ready to deal with my past and my present and know that both be a journey for me. I am ready for therapy again. And today, that is the most empowering feeling in the world.”
"Just a reminder in case your mind is playing tricks on you: You matter. You're important. You're loved. And your presence on this earth makes a difference whether you see it or not."
"There are no guarantees of what healing looks like. This is especially true in regards to therapy. We can’t say “here’s what you will achieve if you stick it out” because it is different for everyone. Sometimes the best motivator for showing up for therapy is just knowing you don’t want things to continue how they are, or to get worse. The therapeutic process requires willingness to keep working even if you can’t see what the end result looks like. With good therapy, it will start to become clearer and clearer over time."
"In the last couple of years, I’ve had a lot of life events happen that made me realize I DO have emotions, I DO have feelings and it’s NOT a bad thing. Mental health affects everyone, either personally or in the people you know, but that in no way means you are defined by that."
"I was sitting on the bus and this other girl kept looking at me, I actually thought maybe I had a stain or something on me. At one of the stops she got up and moved closer to where I was sitting, I gave her a smile. She then said “I just want to let you know I have been really struggling and in a dark place lately and your sweater made me smile.”"
"You can not recover from anxiety by just staying calm. You can not recover from depression by just being positive. You can not recover from anorexia by just eating more. If mental illness were that simple we wouldn’t be struggling and suffering. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters."