Don’t put off seeing a doctor or specialist about your mental health/wellbeing.
A lot of the time, mental health disorders will lie to you and make you believe you’re not ‘sick enough’ to get help. They make you believe that it’s not real, that you’re making it up, or that there are other people out there who are ‘sicker than you’ so you should just put up with it.
But just listen to me for a minute, from someone who’s been there and knows what it’s like to think those things.
If you’re crying for days at a time and you don’t really know why, then please speak to your doctor.
If you’re feeling empty with no motivation or excitement, please speak to your doctor.
If you’re constantly hearing horrible thoughts about yourself in your head, please speak to your doctor.
If frequently you find yourself alone and scared and hiding from everyone, please speak to your doctor.
If you feel overwhelmed and you can’t carry on, please speak to your doctor.
If you have a gut feeling that something might be wrong, even if there’s only a 1% chance, please speak to your doctor.
You don’t have to keep going through this. You don’t have to feel this way. Please seek the help you might need.