I am proud of you

I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull yourself out of an anxiety or panic attack. So if you’ve done that today or any day, I am proud of you.

For those who are feeling ashamed or embarrassed, or having feelings of despair, like you’ve got nowhere to turn – remember you are not alone.

It’s an awful feeling it is, having an anxiety or panic attack. I know, I’ve been there. It’s no joke. You have no idea why it happens, it just does. Or maybe in the back of your mind, you do know why, but you try to block out those thoughts. It’s just so damn hard, you think.

But here’s the thing – just because you have these thoughts, does NOT make you a bad person. We all have different ways of expressing our thoughts and emotions, and sometimes, sure – we do scream. We do cry. We do hide.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep pushing forward. I get it, easier said than done, right? But time does help. Support helps. Even though those feelings may come up again, you fight it again.
And again.
And again.

As many times as you need to so that you can find yourself and find peace. Until you can accept who you are, and where you are. Whether it’s through your family, friends, writing, singing, dancing. Whatever it takes to keep you going!!

When you know the feeling and pain that someone is going through, you KNOW that all they need is comfort and reassurance to know that they are loved, appreciated, and beautiful! They need a reason to keep pushing forward…
It’s not always about having to be there physically for someone. Emotionally, mentally, spiritually – showing empathy, love, compassion, and kindness – this is what a person who is feeling down needs. Sometimes, they just need to untangle their mind, and when they reach out to someone who they can trust, it truly does help.
There recently was an article written by rippleitin.nz. The title is 3 Legged Chair, and he openly shares his support for his friend. He quotes, “I am sharing her story for you all to read. It is honest as it is raw. It’s about being unwell mentally, a view from the inside.

When I read this article, my stomach was turning the whole way through – you know that gut-wrench feeling you get? He sure was right that it is “honest as it is raw“. It is a real story of couragestrength, and honesty from someone who reaches out. From someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts. I won’t get into the details here because words cannot describe the intensity of this article. I highly recommend you read it for yourself to truly understand it.

If you know someone who is suffering in silence, reach out to them. Don’t judge. Don’t respond back in anger. Just listen and reassure them that you are there for them. Be there for them in the way they need you…❤️

“Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…”

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