On September 5, 2016 I tried to end my life and survived. Let me share with you how things got better.
I believe that Mental Health IS Health. With that belief comes the same respect and belief I put in Physical Health. While I have my lived experiences to share, it would be beyond irresponsible to advise and suggest anything Medical or Treatment related. Thats how I live out my belief that Mental Health is Real and it is Health. My actions will always speak louder than my words.
When it comes to those heated discussions, relationships & break ups we here the same thing "You don;t have to like it, you have to Respect It". I disagree. Your only job, in those moments, is to Accept It.
Many of us who live with Mental Health Conditions or Mental Illness have learned the hard way that Stigma does not stop when you are dealing with General Doctors, ER Doctors, Nurses, EMT's and Hospital Staff. In fact the Stigma can often prevents us from getting care for our Physical Health
The lies that anxiety, our strife, tells us. They deserve to be called out, just like you would call someone out when they lie to you.