I have been thinking over the weekend about what I wanted to write about this week, I felt a great need to express support for those of you who are really struggling right now with some form of mental illness. I see you!
I have mentioned in the past few posts about how BPD (Bipolar disorder) is under control for me at this moment in time. And that can be hard for people to accept when they are in the deep throws of it. I know for many of you, it is a constant struggle. And I want you to know that I feel you, I see you, I have empathy for you. I DO know what you are going through because I have been there. I know that each and every day is a struggle to merely survive.
But please, please, please don’t give up! Just stay! Please stay! We need you, we need your experience, your knowledge, your strength, your courage. We need to band together as warriors in this great fight against the darkness of mental illness.
Speaking of warriors there is a great youtube channel called Polar Warriors that is incredible in it’s content. Definitely worth taking a look at. And also very good for loved ones who have a hard time understanding what a person with mental illness goes through. While it is mostly about BPD, it can be related to many forms of mental illness.
In Sister Reyna Aburto’s October 2019 talk she says, “when we open up about our emotional challenges, admitting we are not perfect, we give others permission to share their struggles. Together we realize there is hope and we do not have to suffer alone.”
Please don’t suffer in silence. We need your voice to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Though our illness might be invisible to others, it is definitely not invisible to us. And we need to acknowledge that and give ourselves grace. Open up and be a support to others and help yourself in the process. We can do this together. I am always here to listen and share my personal experiences and hopefully help you in some small way. Please know that there is always somewhere to turn.
However, there is only one that descended below all, so that he could succor us in our weakness and afflictions. Look to Jesus Christ in times of dispair. Open your scriptures, there is great power there. That is how he can speak to you! Know that He sees you! He loves you without condition. He suffered so that we can LIVE!
I hope you all have better days ahead.