Saturday, May 2, 2020

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

I do not think it is a secret that I suffer from mental health issues. I've never been quiet about it, because simply - I am not ashamed of it. My son, who is 12, also has mental health issues - for very different reasons than myself, but suffers still the same.

I am on meds. And also not ashamed of that. My son, however, is not. He sees a grief counselor and does really well maintaining and using the tricks she teaches him to cope with his emotions. Of course, sometimes that does not always work. And we struggle. But we get by. We have to.

I think the majority of people have mental health issues on some level, even if they don't want to admit it. Jason, my husband, has mental health issues from the military, but he refuses to call them that. He says it makes him sound weak. But I feel like a warrior and am anything but weak when it comes to my struggle. 

Do you struggle from mental health issues? If so, do not be afraid to ask for help, even from a stranger, because chances are they might understand what you are going thtough.

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