In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness month, my blog posts will be focusing on awareness and my personal experiences as well. This is a topic that I feel can never get too much discussion. I want to be a key part of the normalization of the world speaking on our mental health comfortably.
There are people, especially in the African American culture that go through drastic measures to brush this topic under the rug. Society used to have me afraid to tell someone how I was feeling. I spent years of being frustrated, pissed off for the smallest things and lashing out all of the time. We normalized this type of suffering tho, simply saying “Oh thats just how he/she is” putting a negative stigma on wanting to even talk to somebody about it.
Ask the question: Why are we afraid to express ourselves?
One of MANY reasons is because of deep programming of society. Creating negative backlash that, even to this day, so many people are scared to even bring up a for fear of being judged.
My heart wanted to be there for everybody, my mind kept pushing my feelings to the side.
While I was busy motivating and helping everyone else, I was building up anger at myself. Wanting better, but frustrated and stuck in my own mind. I wanted to break myself out of the rut I was in, but couldn’t because I needed the SUPPORT to show me how the RIGHT way.
There are so many different levels of mental health, and its way more common that people think. The past 15 months have been a turning point for the world. However you want to look at it, each and every one of us has been affected in our minds.
Feelings of uncertainty, no motivation, lack of self care, always angry, super stressed all the time, are a FEW things that can begin a downward trend of your mental vitality.
Be sure to follow my blog for new stories, motivation and how I empowered my way to the super chill, positive minded, no shame in my game, dope soul I am today!
Our Journey is Necessary….