Good morning everyone, and it is indeed a good one if you’re reading this! To see another day is a blessing and it’s something I took for granted a few times in the past. How we’re feeling on the inside may not always match how we carry ourselves on the outside. That’s kind of the scary part because emotions are being overlooked or feelings are being suppressed. A big part of who I am today comes from speaking up about my not so sparkly past.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness every year. Talking about your mental health is always important but the significance of this month is to bring even more awareness and help reduce the stigma related to mental illnesses.
A few years ago when I felt like I was at my absolute lowest, I never would’ve thought I’d be an advocate for mental health. Yet alone sharing my story with what seems like the whole world. But, I’m so proud of the woman I am today and who she still has the potential to be. Getting here wasn’t easy but with help from my loving family and friends, trained professionals, artists, and more, I made it. You will too. Our mental illnesses don’t determine who we are.
In today’s post, I wanted to share 7 quotes that I find inspiring and uplifting when it comes to mental health.
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green
“May today, be one of those days when you remind yourself that all along, you have been strong.” — Mandy Antoniacci
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Fredrick Douglass
“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown
“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” — Linda Poindexter
“Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” — Nikita Gill
“Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.” — Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
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