…just because you see smiles on the outside, doesn’t mean everything is alright in the inside. Fighting the fight with depression (or any mental illness) is a constant battle.
Trust me, I know.
It’s not always easy, but it’s worth the fight. I promise.
…again, trust me – I know.
If you’re struggling – reach out. Talk to someone, anyone. Be open and honest…as difficult as that may be. It will help. Try to remember – you are not alone.
If you know someone who is fighting the #mentalhealth battle – be proactive. Reach out to them, remind them that you’re there. It’s not easy to reach out for help when in crisis, so by being proactive and simply reaching out to say, “Hey – I just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing.” could be life saving.
So often after we lose someone, we hear, “I can’t believe it – they always seemed so happy.” Life isn’t always the sunny selfies you see online, my friends.
It’s real, and at times – it’s really fucking hard.
Those suffering have often programmed themselves to smile through the pain…and to suffer in silence.
That silence? That’s the killer right there. The conversation needs to keep happening. It needs to not stop. Ever.
If you’re the one suffering, I promise you, it gets better. Again, again – trust me – I know.
It may get rough at times, but that’s life.
Your happiness, your life – it’s worth the fight.
If you’re in Canada and in crisis – here is the contact info for Suicide Prevention: