I felt that this post should not be be put in the same post with the rest from today. Normally this blog is me venting all of my emotion into words at the end of the day, and that how I manage my emotions to a point. However, that is not always the case. I have very strong views regarding Mental Health, as it is something that I admit I struggle with on a daily basis. I also believe that everyone has a right to their own opinions, even if I may not agree with it. Everyone has the right to share their views, while sometimes I would prefer those views be kept themselves, it is their right to express what the believe in. With that said, since mental health is something I feel very strongly about, that is the topic I will share my views on. Nobody chooses to be depressed or anxious or even suicidal. Nobody voluntarily signs up for this. It’s hurts more than any physical pain ever will. But if someone ever asked me if I would change who I am so that I would never feel this pain, I would say no. This is who I am, yes it is something I know I can’t handle on my own and I need help. But it’s a part of who I am, I understand what people feel like going through this because I do too. And it’s okay not to be okay. Truth is, I believe everyone should be open to at least trying to understand mental health. Is not a bad thing that we should be ashamed of. I am stronger because of what I’ve gone through. I know some people just truly don’t understand it, but if you simply don’t care enough to try to understand, that’s where I’m disappointed. Nobody has to learn deep into it or try to understand it on a level that we feel it, unless you want to. But to not even try to learn at all, or to bash us when you have put not effort into even learning about it, that is not okay. Like I said earlier, you have the right to your own opinion. As do I. I will not start a fight with anyone because of their views, even if I strongly disagree with them. However, I will ALWAYS stick up for what I believe in. I will not hide what I feel simply because you do not like it. This is my life and I don’t not have any obligation to share it with anyone. I will share my views because I know I am not the only one who feels the way I do. I will share my views because I feel better expressing my emotions on this blog, and if my emotions consist of anything regarding depression, anxiety, suicidal though, self harm, or anything else I struggle with, then so be it.
It is okay not to be okay