This is a phrase that has been playing in my mind the last couple of months. Since the death of some famous celebrities. (Quite a few months ago now) and Came as a shock to the world that it was actually suicide. This phrase came into popularity. And I’ve not stopped thinking about it.
Here is the thing. You never know what someone is battling. Never! The thoughts that come. The doubt. The anxiety. Depression. Stress. The hurt. Their past… etc.
A few weeks ago my sister and I walked a 5k (actually it was 5 miles) for mental health. A cause that means a lot to both of us.
I’ve actually been thinking a lot obout mental health lately. Here are some of my thoughts.
You don’t know what people have been through that makes them who they are.
Mental health is a huge topic these days. And I think it’s for good reason. I just have to take a moment to talk about Social media. Social media is a liar. Now… hear me out on this one. All you get to see on social media is whatever side of people’s personality that THEY want you to see. It’s never the whole story. It’s filtered. I get to pick the View of me that’s portrayed on social media. So do you. Think about that.
So that person that you see on social media who is always possitive and “loving life” might be struggling. And wanting to appear to have it all together. Maybe they don’t want you to know their life is really out of control and they don’t know what to do. It’s spiraling like crazy and can’t stop it. We don’t know…
I wanted to write this for a few reasons.. first. Don’t be ashamed if you are struggling. Get help. You’re worth it. Plus if you are struggling with depression or anxiety or any mental health issue… it doesn’t make you a bad person. Actually it makes you human!
Also… be sensitive to other people. We honestly don’t know what battles other people are fighting. And it’s not our place to judge the battle. Take a look at things from another perspective… the world might be a little better if we did.
We are all in this journey of life together and we are not called to do it alone.
love people. Love yourself.