Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover / The Most Confident Girls Struggle Too..
Tuesday October 10th was World Mental Health Day.
For those of you who may not know what that is, it is a day used to bring awareness to the different debilitating mental illnesses. I appreciate the different days like suicide awareness day, that are used to bring awareness and attention to Mental illness. Not only do I love the awareness part of it but it is comforting to see how many people open up on social media about their own struggles in order to encourage many and remind others that there is hope and people that care.
I was scrolling through my Instagram on Tuesday night and I was amazed of my peers who spoke up and even some who I never even considered to care about this sort of thing were on Instagram being an encouragement. While I was scrolling through my Instagram there was this one girl who I went to high school with that posted about how she has been struggling with anxiety and depression lately to the point where she didn't even want to get out of bed. But then she wrote of how today she felt empowered because she got out of bed and did a majority of the task that she set for herself to do.
To be completely honest I was surprised. At school she was always one of those "popular" girls. You know, the one who always had every guy pursuing her, she was part of every cool group during lunch. Plus her clothes were always on point. I don't know, I just never would of guess that she went through something like anxiety or depression before. I am kind of ashamed that I would even assume such a think about a person. I guess they are right when they say you can't judge a book by it's cover, not everyone who holds their head high is having the best day, some people are just barely making it through the morning and you just never know.
This was a fairly short post, but it was a quick thought that I wanted to share with you all. You never know what somebody is going through. Mental illness is not like a rash that you can see clearly on your body, that is what makes it so incredibly dangerous and that is why days like #WorldMentalHealthDay and #SuicideAwarenessDay, #MentalillnessDay etc are so important. In case no one has told you, YOU are so strong and the fact that YOU are still breathing proves how strong you are and how deserving you are of happiness and health. I love you & God loves you x