Today is April fool’s day, but you won’t be finding a prank or gag from me on here.
It’s not because I have no sense of humor, or don’t enjoy messing with people every once in a while, but because the topics discussed on this blog are so personal and crucial to so many people’s beings. There’s a lot of people out there who feel mental illness is still treated like a joke, when it is the farthest thing from. I know I’ve felt this way. And I know a lot of other people still do.
Your Mental illness, your depression, your anxiety, your bipolar disorder, your autism, your schizophrenia, your insomnia, your OCD, your eating disorders are all real. And they are a part of you. And it is nothing to be ashamed about. We are all two sides of the same coin, with both self perceived positive and negative things about ourselves. A light side and a dark side. Our preferred self and hated self.
But always remember. There is hope out there. There is support out there. There are people who understand everything you’re feeling and there are people who will remind you that you are not alone. We, together, can keep fighting the fight.
Let me finish off by saying thank you to everyone who has followed this blog so far, there’s almost 200 of you after two months and we just passed 3,000 hits.
The community is growing, and I’m so thankful for every message, comment, and like that I find on everything that is published here. This is only the beginning and I hope to get more and more guest writers on here as time presses forward.
In fact, please comment if you want to share your own story through here in addition to the “Coping: This is Who We Are” series. Find the first post I did myself here. And the second post from my good friend Haley here. Share your story with the world, and let people know they are not alone.
Today is April Fools day and this is not a joke.
Mental Illness is real.
And we are not alone.
You are all loved.