Not All Wounds Are Visible
This is a special post dedicated to mental health and an effort to bring attention and awareness to the topic. I’m a firm believer that mental, emotional, and spiritual health are completely related to each other. I write this post because I want to share my story in the hopes of inspiring and providing a sense of understanding to those dealing with and know people struggling with mental illness. In my early twenties, I was very depressed, overwhelmed by life, and anxiety ridden. I was in deep despair and very hopeless at the time, yet I was pretty good at hiding my pain. It was easy for me to hide my sadness. I would flash a smile, I was responsible, and I could easily make it seem like I had everything together. When the truth is, my pain was overwhelming, I was crying all the time, and my wounds were deep. They were deep but not visible and it overwhelmed me to the point that I decided to commit suicide. It’s not that I wanted to die, I just didn’t want to be in pain anymore.
When people are dealing with depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, suicidal, and lost; those issues are often not apparent to the eye. That’s why I titled this post, not all wounds are visible. My wounds weren’t visible and I really needed help. If you or you know someone suffering with depression, fear, anxiety, or any other mental health issues, don’t be afraid to reach out and just listen, check in on them, offer love, support, and most importantly, offer suggestions to counselors and professionals who can truly help and support your friend or loved one. There’s no shame in needing help and you should never feel bad about who you are, where you are in life, and the issues that you are dealing with. Remember that you’re life has meaning, you matter, and that you were created for a purpose.