Yes, I need to get out in the fresh air. Yes, I need to do something that makes me happy. Yes, I need to do a lot of things. What I want to do is hide away.
I don’t want to stare at this screen anymore — I want to curl up with a book & maybe have an afternoon nap. But I know what would help my mental health — so I do it.
Many people have a mental illness & have no choice but to deal with it daily. Many other people have mental health problems but don’t deal with it — they hide it or ignore it. But it doesn’t go away. Without help, it can get worse.
We all have mental health issues at one time or another — you wouldn’t be human without some stress or depression or hard times . . . But it is knowing when we’re a little skewed or listening to friends who know us, that can start us on the path to good mental health.