When suffering from a mental illness speaking up about your feelings is never a waste of time. Even if you feel others are bieng unresponsive, somehow voicing your thoughts helps you face them and ultimately seek help, advise and guidance from a lisencened mental health care professional.
Still, when I think back to what I call, my rock bottom years, letting others know how I felt did not mean they were going to drag me out of my bed or pull me out of that disinegrating hole. Eventually, I had to find the courage and strength of my own to fight for my life. And I am so glad I did.
People shared thier experience with me, they listened and cheered me on as I progressed but I had to put in the foot work, go to my doctor appointments, my support groups and use my coping skills.
Throughout the years I have learned that just sharing my thoughts and reading about solutions although, very important, It is a beginning, a stepping stone, but not enough. I had, and have to do more, I have to apply what I learn and utilize the knowledge.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental illness related issue, never be afraid of getting help wheather it's making an appointment to speak with a doctor/psychiatrist or getting urgent care if needed.
Reaching out is a good thing, for me it was and is the best of things, a step in the right direction.
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe