Asking for help (written in september 2017 + pic)
so i have been going through a rather though time mentally lately and finally decided that i needed to see my psychiatrist after almost 5 months of not going…
part of me was glad that i was finally going to be able to talk to someone again that wasn’t my mum or my best friends (love you mum and jaz but i felt like you needed a break from my constant rants). but then there was another part of me that soon took over my thoughts, a part of my mind that had become oh so familiar over the past few years. “you’re so weak” “don’t go…. you have survived this long without going what’s a few more months” “loser” “such a baby”
these thoughts trapped me and had stopped me from seeking help for so many months, i was so caught up in what other people would think of me, that i completely forgot that i needed to put my own health before others thoughts. but i didn’t let those thoughts win me over after a few weeks of battling them i decided to seek help again. i knew i had to go because my anxiety is causing me so much drama, insomnia and daily struggles and it had to be talked about. i went and it was so good to get everything off of my chest and talk to someone who i knew was listening and not getting bored about all my problems – psychologists are actual life savers i swear aha . and truth be told i’m not a loser or a weaker person for asking for help … in fact it made me stronger and more ready to take on the world.
so the moto of this very short post is that asking for help is not bad. in fact it’s the exact opposite asking for help when you’re feeling down is so important, being able to realise that you need help is only the first step and it is such a great technique to have in place.if s**t goes down in the future and you need more help – you will be bale to realise that and seek that help before it is too late. help has many definitions and it varies on each person - it could just be talking to a friend or family member; it could be going to a professional or it could be writing a post for instagram like this. any way for you to express your emotions and problems to someone you know will listen and (cont in com)