“Be A Mess”

 I think mental health is one of the most important things about a person there is. Without good mental health, all other aspects of life become difficult, if not impossible. I used to struggle a lot with my mental health, specifically anxiety. I would wish it would go away, but I had no idea how to “make it go away.”

I tried so hard for years to force it out of my mind, until I realized it doesn’t just “go away.” It’s something you live with. When it flares up, you give yourself some extra love until it goes back to normal. You don’t have to suffer for the rest of your life.

You have to take care of yourself, and be gentle with yourself. Be patient, and eventually it will begin to fade into the background. It’ll come back every once in a while, but as long as you go about it with love in your heart, it will never overcome you.

— Emily (@peace.and.pines), Milwaukee

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