I’m not sure how often I will blog or what the real purpose behind me starting a blog was but last night in bed I had a thought I wanted to share.
For many people living with a mental illness can be a very lonely and difficult thing to go through and quite often things can go undiagnosed and untreated for a very long time. I personally feel that the stigma surrounding mental health should be shaken up because not every mental health illness is not as black and white as many see it and sadly more and more people don’t seek out for help until sometimes it’s too late – I should know.
Nobody can see a mental illness and that is why more often than not things go undiagnosed and untreated. I am one of those people who unfortunately struggles everyday with the most simple of tasks and though I don’t usually open up about it hoped that starting to write this blog it may help me and hopefully even one more person to put their hands up and say that things aren’t okay and there needs to be a change.
But back to the title of the article that I have decided to write. The sad reality of having a mental illness is that I wish that it was a broken arm that I had as people will be able to see that something is wrong and that they can act accordingly to help, and through time and physiotherapy things will get better. But with a mental health illness there can be months on months of being on a medication that doesn’t work properly, being missed diagnosed etc.
I don’t even know if there is a point to this post or just a hand reaching out saying that for those who are suffering in silence that it doesn’t have to be that way. And although it would be 10x easier for you to have a broken arm or a broken leg that no matter what you are going through and will continue to go through things will become easier and you will come out the other side stronger than you have ever been. But you have to be prepared to fight like you’ve never fought before.