Day # 13: Today, I am grateful to have the access and the means to take care of my mental health. Not everyone does, even in one of the wealthiest country’s in the world, and that’s truly heartbreaking to me.
The reality is:
I wouldn’t be here.
Joe would be a widow and a single parent all at once.
Joey would be without his mama.
And the rest of my family and friends would feel the ripple effects of my choice to end my life for decades.
All that would be my reality (and everyone I love’s reality) if I didn’t have access to therapy AND medication.
And the sad reality is that I’m one of the lucky ones. So many people don’t have the time or money to get therapy, and because of the stigma surrounding mental health, even if they do have the time and money, many suffer in silence because we still view having mental health issues as weakness.
It’s not, and it breaks my heart to know people still feel this way in 2021. One of the best ways to start the process of getting the help you need is to call the National Suicide Hotline HERE, so if this post resonates with you, I encourage you to click on that link.
If you, or someone you know has ever attempted suicide, or hell even if you just felt moved by my post but have never personally dealt with mental health issues, and you have the means to support the National Suicide Hotline, go ahead and click THIS LINK to support an organization that’s on the front lines of the mental health crisis. Even just a little bit helps.