stop asking if mentally ill people eat “healthy” and rather ask if they eat at all.
“therapy shouldn’t be a luxury” has become somewhat of a signature quote of mine, but i’ve realized i’ve never fully explained what i really mean by saying it. let me fix that now!
while i usually focus on the negative sides of living with a mental illness, today i want to focus on the things those years of dealing with depression and anxiety taught me.
today, i want to talk about self-care in its purest form, its essential meaning – taking a step back and doing something that makes you feel good.
many people just cannot grasp what suffering from anxiety means, and let me tell you, it ain’t that easy to explain.
we keep on talking about making public spaces safe(r) and meeting needs and demands of everyone, so why not transfer that to everyday life?
unfortunately, your responsibilities won’t wait until you feel better, and who know when that will be, right?
a checklist of what to do to keep up with being a person when you hit the rock bottom.
amidst a mental health crisis, i drew these little awards/badges; to reward myself for the hard work. and trust me, that was hard too.