May is mental health awareness month.
I really feel that mental health isn’t taken as seriously as physical health. If I were to be honest, it still feels that someone can be stigmatized if they had health issues.
From my experience it seems to be worse if it is related to your mental health.
If we injure our leg due to sports, we can talk about going to our physical therapist without a problem. Yet whether life injures me or my body has chemical issues causing me to be depressed or anxious if I talk about seeing my therapist people begin to feel uncomfortable or they avoid me like I have the plague.
Why is that?
Mental Health does not just affect an individual mentally, it can affect their physical health as well. It can cause they to be tired, hurting, nauseous, etc.
Why does it still seem taboo to talk about it?
People are still afraid to talk about their mental health. They are afraid of being judge, being looked at differently, or just being seen as weak.
I am not going to lie, I am scared to talk about my mental health. For me it is something I have struggled with since I was 11/12 years old. I don’t remember a day when I felt normal. I can’t tell you the many times that I have been called crazy just because I have depression and anxiety.
Why should I be judged for living mental health issues?
I plan on posting more about my battles with mental health this month. I am really afraid, but I am tired of having this topic be so stigmatized and people being so judgy about it.
Do you struggle with your mental health? What is your biggest struggle? Let me know in the comments below!