Opening up and talking about mental illness is one of the hardest and scariest things anyone suffering ever has to do. How do you ask for help for something when you have no idea how you're feeling or why you're feeling like this? How can you talk to someone when you don't know if they will laugh at you or think you're weird?
I've known for a long time I've been a sufferer with mental illness but whenever I plucked up the courage to talk about it with someone close to me, I always got the same answer, "don't be stupid, why are you feeling like that?" It was horrible and heartbreaking for me. A couple of months back something happened, I don't want to talk about what as it's all still fresh and all still going on, but it pushed me to the edge of the cliff in my mind where I considered (more than once) jumping off.
I want to say a massive thank you to Beth because you have no idea how much you helped me. You honestly saved my life. If I wouldn't have opened up and talked to you that day I have no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't still be here today. Beth gave me back my confidence to be able to talk to people and open up to tell them how I feel. I spoke to my husband and then Daisy UK who put me in touch with their counselor. Councilling has really help me too and because of all these special amazing people around me who have taken the time to help me, I'm now back to blogging and I am happy with my life again. I'm even confidence enough to put the above picture up on my blog and social media of me with no makeup, overgrown eyebrows
Please if you're going through mental health issues or simply just have a lot going through your mind right now, talk to someone, don't keep it all bottled up like I did for too long.
I can't wait to share with you all some of the awesome blog posts I have scheduled to go live this month and the absolutely fabulous brands I have had the chance to work with. I hope you all have an amazing month ahead.
With love, Alisha Valerie. x
Welcome back, Alisha! I'm so sorry to hear that you've been through such a tough time, but I'm very glad that you have been talking about how you've been feeling and that you've seen a counsellor, those are really important steps! Beth sounds like a fantastic friend to have as well! Sending all the positive vibes your way, it's great to have you back in the blogosphere!ReplyDelete
Abbey 💗 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk
Thank you so much lovely, your comment really made me smile. Sending you so much love and happiness. 💗💜✨Delete
Mental health is something that isn't talked about enough on social media and the media in general, I'm glad to see you found a support system and that you're doing better. xReplyDelete
G | www.teawithgi.com
I agree lovely, so many more people need to talk about it more. Thank you for your comment. 💗💜✨Delete
So glad you're back lovely and feeling much better ❤I know it sounds silly but I really am always around if you need a chat! Love the new hair, really frames your face!ReplyDelete
Love Izzy | http://www.adoseofchatter.com
Thank you so much gorgeous, that really means the world to me. 💗💜✨Delete
So glad you're back Alisha and so happy to hear that you're feeling better. It's so important to talk and I'm glad you found the courage to do so!ReplyDelete
Thanks gorgeous! 💗💜✨Delete
Oh Alisha, I'm so sorry to read what you've through. I'm so glad you plucked up the courage to speak to someone. Mental health is vital! Glad to have you back :)ReplyDelete
Thank you gorgeous! I am doing so much better now, 💜💫✨Delete
Hi Alisha. I'm glad a way to talk through your problems and you're starting to feel better. Looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.ReplyDelete
Thank you Stacey! 💜💫✨Delete
I'm so glad to read that you're feeling better. I feel so thankful that when I finally felt able to open up about my mental illness, the people around me were supportive and helped me get the medical help I needed. I don't know what I would have done without that support but I probably wouldn't be here today. Thanks for being brave enough to write this post about your mental health. I'm a believer that every post is working to help break down the stigma around mental illness. Every time I read a story of hope like this it inspires me to keep going :)ReplyDelete