Mental Health is Important

Can we all just agree that our mental health important? You don't have to brush off your feelings. You don't have to act like you're okay when you're not. It is important that you tell someone you need help because your mental health is important. No matter how physically fit you are, how ‘ideal’ your life is, how many people are around you, your age, your gender, literally no matter anything… YOU STILL HAVE MENTAL HEALTH and you still can potentially struggle with it at some point in your life. You don't have to have a mental illness to struggle mentally. It is so important to prioritize your mental health because it affects so many aspects of your life. If you have or develop poor mental health it can affect your self esteem, how you feel about yourself and therefore treat yourself. It can affect your physical health including sleep, eating, exercise. And can do physical damage such as self harm, dangerous physical compulsions, restrictive eating. It can affect your social life, isolate you, make you scared to talk people, prevent you from leaving the house. It can affect your education/job/profession, such as impacting your productivity, motivation, concentration. It can affect your relationships with other people. All of that is important and that can all be changed by your mental health. It is okay to admit you need help. It is okay to feel like you need help. It is okay to ask for help. YOU deserve support, don't not get support because you think other people deserve it more because it's not true. Your feeling are valid, they are important.  Your life, your future, your well-being is just as important as anyone else's. If you need to take time out from stressful situations do it. If you need to tell someone how you feel you're allowed to do that. It is not and never will be selfish. I know it can be hard to get mental health support (and I hope that one day it will become more accessible) so if you can't get professional help right now talk to a friend, a college, a partner. You are not alone, there are people who care about you and want to listen you. There is a link in my bio with has helplines and resources if you need.

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