mental illness is real
hello all. below is a post from my personal blog that i thought was worth sharing. the death of robin williams has truly shocked our nation and local communities. it has woken up our world to the trueness that is mental illness. it has reminded us of something that has always existed that which we have chosen to ignore. i hope that as a community, we chose to fight the battle inside of hiding from it. robin, i hope you have found the peace you were searching for.
our emotions are complex. they are massive and deep. our thoughts control us. we often feel things that we cannot explain, and cannot overcome. our lives are channeled by our emotions. we bury how we feel, but it's still there. we have emotions about ourselves, about our lives, about the people around us. it surrounds us. our emotions can suffocate and drown us. we become trapped and have no way out.
emotions control us.
on the outside we may seem happy, successful, and motivated; while on the inside we are crying and dying a slow death.
it is a constant battle. where there is no end.
we seek happiness, yet have no way of finding it.
depression and anxiety, and addictions are real. mental illness is real. our society and health care system needs to provide more support for mental illness. it is complex and difficult to understand, diagnose, and treat. however, there are real people who need real help.
simply because it is something that we all do not understand or grasp, does not mean it does exist.
|from robin williams instagram|
i am sick and heartbroken over the death of robin williams. we have no idea what a person is going through. we don't always know what their journey has been or what their current journey is. our outside persona is not always who we truly are. get to know those around you, pay attention to warning signs, and offer support.
the simplest thing we all can do is offer kindness, a smile, a hug. showing a loved one [or a stranger] that you care, can go a long way into changing their day, or perhaps their outlook.
no matter your journey, no matter how close we may be, i am always here - to offer a silly blog, conversation, virtual smiles, or support.
lots of love and hugs to all of you.
"you will have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." -robin williams
if you need help, here are some people who can provide you the attention, advice and support you may need. please visit their website or call.
phone #: 1-800-273-8255