May is Mental Health
Not only do I suffer from depression, so does my daughter. We just take it day by day, sometimes it is all we can do to get up in the morning. The sadness is overwhelming at times that the tears don't want to stop. We just want the pain to end. The medication doesn't help 100% so it seems that we are always stuck with that little piece of sadness that won't go away. What kind of life is this? Now is the time, I will no longer hide my depression. It will no longer control me.
I will fight to stay alive. I will have hope for another day.
Please join me in the fight for acceptance of Mental Illness. Mental Illness is just that, an illness. If we all just do a little bit, understand a little bit, comfort a little bit, and speak out a little bit then maybe we could make a difference. People need to know that it is okay to ask for help. It is okay to ask for the treatment they need. They shouldn't feel stupid or scared about what other people might think of them. It is not their fault that they feel bad, feel anxiety, want to die, or cannot get out of bed.
The stigma associated with Mental Illnesses must stop. We do not need to feel discriminated upon anymore. We are all real people, with real lives wanting to
live a better life.
Here are some things you could do to raise awareness:
--Visit The Healthy Place and Join the Campaign to
--Get the Facts on Mental Health at the National Alliance on Mental Health
--Go to the National Institute on Mental Health. They hope that one day we