We all deal with mental health. Whether we feel stable, or the complete opposite, our heads are in our daily lives. Being able to acknowledge and deal with the things inside of it is another skill altogether.
Mental health awareness is something that has been beginning to be more socially acceptable as of late. It seems to be more popular to have something wrong than not. Thanks to multimedia outlets such as podcasts, people actually bond on account of having these issues. The ladies of ‘My Favorite Murder’ have opened up. They have talked about their therapy, their issues, and they are not shy. Women everywhere write to them, telling them thank you for, well, being themselves. There is even Facebook groups specially for Murderinos and Mental Health.
It’s amazing how your friend group can grow just by bringing up one small thing either from your past, or a medication, or just even a trigger. Having like-minded people around makes it easier to cope with the day to day stuff and may even be helpful in the long run with that deep and dark depression.
Another thing happening in the public eye right now is the romanticizing mental health issues. There have been shirts from various companies that say things such as “Mentally Unstable” and “ADHD” Also, the backlash from various TV shows such as Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” for glamorizing teen suicide. It really doesn’t matter which side you are on, it can be a slippery slope.
With as much help there is out there for people with every kind of issue, it gives back a little bit of faith in humanity. It makes me think that there are still good people in the world, people that care, and that want to fight the stigma.
Mental health is important. Taking care of yourself is important. Make sure the two go hand in hand.