Love yourself enough to consider yourself a priority. Love yourself enough to admit that you matter.
Mental Health Matters
“If no one told you this today, I’m telling you this… You matter.”
Regardless of whether the reports are true or skewed, though, I still found the discussion surrounding Kanye’s health deeply concerning. The humorous responses sent out an alarming message to the online public sphere: that one’s “craziness” is worthy of ridicule and rightfully undeserving of support.
Do everything you possibly can as a human to make other people’s lives easier, but please do not do this at cost to yourself or your mental health, no matter what anyone says.
I want us to actually get to a point where mental illness in the Black community isn’t a shock or a surprise to anyone at all. I want us to get to a point where it is simply viewed an overall health issue.
But those bad days have a way of testing everything about me.
If you find yourself unable to sleep because your heart is thumping, your brain won’t shut off, all you can think of is the negative, your whole body feels like it’s one giant ball of unhappiness, find an audio book, a soft soothing one to listen to.
Everyone needs to realize that addiction is a mental health issue and needs to be treated as the same.
The words that are left turn to tears and escape through my eyes. My body continues to host this sadness until all the words have turned into wept tears and I breathe again.
We are girls with anxiety whose favorite word is I’m sorry.