#1 BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO
For 17 years, I had a hard time convincing people I had depression, anxiety, and suicidal attempts. Since high school, until I became an adult, many did not believe me. Whenever I tried sharing, people rebuked me and said, “that is not very Christian-like!” Some got surprised and didn’t know what to say.
#2 BECAUSE I’M NOT YET OK
Revealing your feeling is the beginning of healing (Rick Warren). Because I had no one to talk to, I went through this alone. So my condition got worst. I didn’t know before that there were proper ways to deal with what I was going through. There were the right people to talk to, who can help you before you reach the worst possible scenarios in life.
#3 BECAUSE MANY ARE SUFFERING IN SILENCE.
Ever since I started talking about my condition, many have reached out to me. Most of them are scared to share their stories because they might be judged or they would lose their jobs. Many don’t have anyone to talk to, because it’s their circles that are the cause and triggers of their depression. There are also those who are tired of reaching out because no one listens to them.
When you feel down, reach out… TELL SOMEONE!
2 thoughts on “Vlog 2: Why I Talk About Mental Health”
I can relate to #1 and #2. UnChristian-like daw. I was judged. It hurts coz it came from people who I thought would understand me. And they immediately gave advices on what I should do when what I needed was a listening ear. But God’s been good. I was able to talk to someone, a stranger. Now a friend. And accountability partner. Amm better now. Still struggling. So yeah, talk to someone. If they judge you, find another.
“Talk to someone. If they judge you, find another” yes! And when you find those strangers-turned-friends.. what a story to tell. I’m so sorry you had to go thru all that 😦 We will bounce back.. stronger and better! ❤