When I was younger I was fortunate enough to be placed in a foster home for a little while. While in this home I took mandatory therapy – worst therapist ever. I used to do weird things to get a reaction from her she seemed depressed all the time and had her own issues and she couldn’t have been more than 24 at the time. She seemed so weak to me and I’ll never forget her.
Fast forward to today it seems mental health is something people don’t want to talk about for fear of how it looks to others. I don’t care how it looks I have a couple mental health issues and I would prefer talking to someone and getting the treatment I need instead of holding it in and ending up in jail or in a coffin. Too many people are committing suicide because they don’t get the help they need because it’s taboo to seek therapy or even talk to a preacher. There are certain things we can’t handle or deal with alone and having a chemical imbalance is a real thing.
Everyone isn’t as forthcoming as me. I remember being in a twitter chat and one of the questions being, if you were at someone of the opposites sexes house and found Zoloft in their medicine cabinet would you date them (or something like that) I was surprised at how many people said no and other reactions made me chuckle because some acted like the person had the plague. As I watch my news and see children struggling with no one to talk to I encourage you to seek help. If you do seek help and are prescribed medication and you have weird dreams or feel out of sorts TELL YOU DOCTOR. If the Dr you get isn’t giving you what you need FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR.
My purpose in blogging isn’t because I want to shock people or just randomly tell my business. I honestly want to give help in a way I never got. Answer questions I had answered the hard way when I was struggling. Although I may not be here as often as I should be I am always open to questions, advice whatever to help people. I am not a Dr or licensed in anything but I’ve lived a colorful life and survived most of it rather nicely if I do say so myself.
Feel overwhelmed, not sure what to do about your life, being abused, have thoughts of hurting yourself or others? – I beg you to seek help before it’s too late. Seeking help doesn’t mean you’re crazy it just means you’re human.
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