According to information taken from Mind.org:
- 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
- 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing things I feel as if people living with mental illnesses should know.
Keep in mind, I am not a qualified professional; I’m sharing information based on my own experiences.
Not All Days Will Feel The Same
Some days it will feel as if you’re drowning. Other days, you’ll struggle to get out of bed. There’ll even be days where you’ll feel absolutely fine. It is important that you are patient with yourself. It can feel disheartening going from a good day to a bad day, but that is the nature of illness in general.
Take each day as it comes.
Healing Isn’t Linear!
Healing/Recovery with mental illness isn’t a simple process. It takes time, and progress isn’t linear.
There will more than likely be times where you feel as if you have regressed regarding your recovery, but that is part of the process.
This is another instance where being patient with yourself is essential. It happens to us all, but it’ll pass in time.
You Are Not A Lost Cause
As daunting as any mental health diagnosis can be, it doesn’t mean that you’re a burden to those around you.
If someone makes you feel that way, that person isn’t worth your time.
You deserve to be surrounded with support, and unconditional love.
Never forget that.