It’s Okay To Not Be Okay.

IMG_5538Last Tuesday it was national mental health day, this is a day that is very close to my heart. As someone who has anxiety and has had since I was younger, I know how hard it can be to be going through something that you have no control over and the judgment that can come with opening up about having a mental health issue. The first thing I want to say is I’m here for you, all of you if you need a shoulder to cry on or just someone to chat to so you can feel less alone I’m here for you, either DM me on Instagram or Twitter I always have the time to talk. 1 in 4 people in the UK will have some kind of mental health issue, so you are not alone there are thousands of other people going through what you are going through and if they can survive so can you.Mental health is just as important as your physical health, just as you would go to the doctors if you broke your leg, you need to do see someone if there’s just something that’s not right going in your head. But please don’t ever let anyone tell you that what you’re feeling is ‘not real’ or that you need to ‘just get over it’ because it’s not something you can just get rid of in an instance you do need to get help and talk to a professional about seeking out help and getting the correct help from someone who truly cares.IMG_5540IMG_5543IMG_5544IMG_5546Its okay to not be okay, I know this sounds super cliche and people say it all the time but it is true! As a human being, you are allowed to not feel okay. Everyone has their low days and their high days but deciding whether it’s a just a bad day or something more is something you need professional help doing. One of my favourite quotes is “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so” which very true, just because someone you know is going through something and you can’t understand why doesn’t make what they’re going through any less real or hard for them. I know It can be hard to understand how someone is feeling without being in their shoes, but trying to understand is key if you don’t try you won’t ever be able to help. Unfortunately, there is still this stigma attached mental illness and people who have a mental health issue, let just clear some things up, yes I have anxiety and get panic attacks depending on the stress I’m under or the situation I’ve been put in. But that does NOT define me! My anxiety does not define the type of person I am and how I treat other people if anything its made me a more compassionate person as I know understand how other people feel and I can relate to them.IMG_5548IMG_5549IMG_5550Discussing the elephant in the room can be very daunting at first, whether its telling your partner, parents or a doctor how you’re feeling but I can guarantee you once you’ve done it you’ll feel 100% better now that you’ve taken some of the weight off your shoulders. Something I’ve found to be a huge help for me is talking to people, it doesn’t have to be a stranger to start with it can just be a friend you trust or someone you know dealing with the something similar. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and if you are going through anything that this post has helped you in some sort of way. If you did enjoy it please leave me a comment down below telling me what other posts you would like me to do, and don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post of mine. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!

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