Is this something to be embarrassed about?
It drives me insane not being able to speak to anybody about the problems I have been facing. So I thought I would turn to this... writing a post about it... so maybe other people could relate to how I'm feeling. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to WANT to speak to you and listen to your problems rather than being so judgemental. Why do people think that those with mental health issues keep things bottled up for so long? Because we're afraid of the consequences of telling you! Afraid to be pushed into a corner and forced to go and get 'help' when we're not ready to... afraid to finally open up about something and feel so vulnerable..
I've been suffering since the age of 14, and I'm 21 now. I've never really come to terms with what I have until recently. I decided to accept the fact that I'm not just 'sad' or 'stressed' all the time, it's something more. When I was 13, my uncle passed away. He was the light of my life. And from that point on everything went downhill. Members of my family suffered from depression because of it and I eventually felt like I didn't want to burden them with my problems because everyone else was dealing with their own..
It's still so hard right now to think about who I should turn to about these issues I'm facing, who to trust, who I should really open up to. But I thought maybe this post would encourage others to be brave, be open and be proud of who they are and how much they have had to go through, like me.
If anyone wants to message about any issues I've written above.. please feel free to message me. I'd love to just have a conversation without people judging me for who I am..
- Lizzie x