What if you just accepted, for this moment, that you do not have to be perfect?
Love yourself enough to consider yourself a priority. Love yourself enough to admit that 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.
“Whenever I’m eating hard candy or like, a cough drop, and I go to bite it, I wonder if this is the time it’ll crack my tooth.”
But those bad days have a way of testing everything about me.
“Everything is Worst Case Scenario even if your rational brain knows everything will be fine.”
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.
Everyone needs to realize that addiction is a mental health issue and needs to be treated as the same.
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.
Time to practice some self-care!