dear depression diary,
I came across this post that I wrote on my Tumblr on July 23 2020 that I want to share with you.
“mental illnesses don’t make you any less of a person. I personally suffer from depression; that increases tenfold when I’m left alone. I say it often but I don’t think people really hear me when I say — my kids save my life everyday. If you’re like me, or suffer from other hardships in your life — I am here. Message me, talk to me, vent to me, cry on my virtual shoulder. No one should have to go through a single step of life alone. I am here for you. Speak out.
here you are loved.”
I want anyone who reads this to know I meant and still mean every word of this. I’ve lost family and friends to suicide because they felt they had to fight their battles alone. I have had suicidal thoughts and tendencies myself in the past during the moments I felt like I had no one to turn to, that no one would understand what I am going through. I am so thankful for the people that opened up to me and gave me the courage to talk about my traumas and mental issues.
If I can be that person for just one of you, then I’ve done something right.
lesson of the day: be courageous, even in your weakest moments — that is the real strength.