Some days will be better than others, that’s just a given when it comes to any form of mental illness.
For me personally, I’ve just started taking a new medication and I am slowly adjusting to it. Some days for me at the moment are great and others not so much. It’s going to take some time, and I’m just going to have to be patient and trust in my Doctors.
You have to remember though, we are always going to have good days just as we are always going to have bad days. It’s just a given with how the human body works.
Going through a particularly rough time doesn’t mean that it will last forever.
It’s very easy for me to sit here in front of my computer screen and tell you that everything is going to be fine.
Just like you, I too wondered if I was ever going to be okay again. With the help of my GP, Psychologist and Psychiatrist, I’m gradually getting back on track.
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This all comes down to the techniques I have learned along the way, and the medication I have been prescribed.
There is only so much mental exercises you can do before you have to resort to medication.
Medication isn’t a bad thing. People take medication for all sorts of things. High blood pressure for example. We don’t go around telling those people they don’t need it, because the truth of the matter is that they do need it and it helps them live a healthier life.
Don’t feel ashamed for needing or asking for help. It’s okay to reach out and ask for support when you feel overwhelmed.
And always remember that anxiety is a feeling, and as I have mentioned several times, is just a feeling. Like all feelings, good or bad, they pass.
When you feel like you’re in a clearer state of mind, reflect on the feelings without judgement. See how far you’ve come and congratulate yourself.
Self love is extremely important when you are not quite feeling yourself.
Every little step is an improvement in the right direction. You should be so proud.
It will and it does get better. You just need to give it time. The mind is a complex machine, and with the right support network around you, you’ll be able to improve.
I believe in you. You got this. Stay strong and work through it.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing distress you can reach out to Beyond Blue: Beyond Blue’s support line is available 24/7.
Lifeline: For crisis support, Lifeline provides a 24/7 line, as well as online resources on a range of issues.