Whenever I tell someone that I have a mental illness, one of the top comments I get is 'but you look so normal!' I may not carry a literal black cloud with me, or wear my bipolar banner, but I still suffer. People ask me how mental illness affects my life and I simply reply with 'it is my life'. I don't go a day without realising it. I don't go a moment without the thoughts, the voices, the emotions. Every move I do I think ten times over. Will it make me depressed? Will it make me manic? Will it give me anxiety? I am mentally ill 24/7. The thing is, I got a crazy good support system around me. People who've been there for me through it all. People who've stood by me when I've barely lived. I am grateful for everyone who's ever said 'I'll be there for you' and done exactly that. I am grateful for being alive. Mental illness is tough, but so am I.
And we did it! Today Nazreen and I took on Tough Mudder Half in order to raise funds for Mind. Thankyou to all those who sponsored us, promoted our efforts and encouraged us both. We could not have done it without you all! The link is still open for those still wishing to make a donation. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime. Please help us support the fantastic work that Mind does. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nazreen-Hasina #toughmudder#muddernation#toughmudderhalf#mindovermudder#mindcharity#mentalhealthawareness#endthestigma#1in4
#1in4 of us will experience mental health issues. #iam1in4 I've spent the past several years of my life battling depression, self harm, anxiety (GAD and social), ADD, and PTSD. It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to ask for help. #endthestigma#mentalhealthawareness
« #1in4 of us will experience mental health issues. You are not alone» Witchywitch, this is very important for me. Mental illness sometimes is even more stronger and dangerous than a 'visible illness'. Do not underestimate mental health issues. Support the victims and the survivors because this diseases sometimes become deadly. If you or one of your friends or member of the family recognise some symptoms, DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THEM. Consult doctors and psychologists!!! #youarenotalone#wearenotalone#1in4#mentalhealtissues#mental#healt#issues#moon#moonfilter#selfie#picoftheday