I just wanted to pop in really quickly to share a couple articles that I came across that really moved me. I've mentioned it before, but I struggle with anxiety and depression. My mental health is stable and has been for about five years now, but it's always a work in progress.
I hate that there is such a stigma surrounding anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Having a mental health disorder is no different than having another disorder, like diabetes or hypothyroidism. Yes, some depression is situational, but sometimes it's simply biological.
Anyone who happens to read this post has most likely encountered someone close to them who struggles with mental health issues, if not themselves. It's common, but not talked about nearly enough.
Please take the time to read the following articles to get a better idea how you can cope with and support someone who struggles with depression or anxiety.
- Ryan Anderson tries to move forward after girlfriend Gia Allemand's suicide by Chris Ballard for Sports Illustrated
- 7 Things People with Anxiety Want Their Loved Ones to Know from Hello Giggles
Remember that we are all fighting a hard battle, so always try to be a little kinder than necessary.
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