People who are in the midst of suffering may not truly yet realise what is going on within. I remember I didn’t for so long, it took me many years to realise that feelings of hate, sadness and numbness towards myself and the world were not a part of my personality but symptoms of an illness.
It was almost as if I thought the world was against me that it was a terrible place and that was just fact; but the world does not have thoughts or vendettas, and feeling sad, hateful and numb every day does not have to be in your life.
It took me many years and a hospitalisation before I realised ‘something is going on here and I need to ask for help’.
This may be true of someone you know. Or maybe even yourself.
A feeling of hopelessness never used to exist in you and it does not have to exist forever.
Ask your friends and family how they are feeling.
Ask yourself how you are feeling.
Have compassion for yourself and those around you.
Love a little more.
Nobody needs to be a victim of their own mind. I mean that, absolutely no one. You can take the control back. Sometimes people develop a condition that CAN be helped. Do not be afraid to speak up and ask for help. It is one of the most liberating things you can do. It was best thing I ever did.
You may have a mental illness but own it. It’s a part of who you are. Conquer it.
For you are you.