Get into the habit

Get into the habit of saying:

“My purpose is not to make others comfortable.”    

“I’m not doing that.”

“I’m taking a mental health day.”

“No!”

“I’m not okay.”

 “I don’t feel like myself.”

“Something’s not right.”

“I can’t.” 

“I’m tired.”

“I’ll pass.” 

“I don’t think I can do this.”   

 “I need help.” (Please say this as often as possible!!!!)

If you or anyone you know, suffers from a mental illness like me, then chances are, these phrases are permanent fixtures in your vocabulary. I’ll be honest, the last phrase is so hard to say. People either label you or don’t believe you, which causes you to not say anything at all. It can be a bit frustrating, because those closet to you and know of your history, are often the ones who ignore you. Although they won’t be there for you, there’s a community of others who will. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, I’ve listed two of OUR biggest supporters below. There’s no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed to see about your mental health. Besides, it’s time we start taking better care of ourselves.

Take Note,

La’Rue

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Helpline: 800-950-NAMI

Crisis: text “NAMI” to 741741 for 24/7 confidential, free crisis counseling

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK

Crisis: text “HELLO” to 741741 for 24/7 confidential, free crisis counseling

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