🤍 M E N T A L H E A L T H A W A R E N E S S W E E K 🤍
It’s the last day of mental health awareness week so I thought I’d share my experiences!
“ you have such a beautiful smile “
“ you’re a little ray of sunshine “
“ you’re always happy “
“ How do you always stay so positive “ Tbh most of the time I am positive. However when Im not I have never shown it. If I am sad and feel like crying all day I would just stay at home and not let any body see me. Or if work calls I would just paint that BIG smile I have on my face while screaming on the inside.
I have always been told what a little ray of sunshine I am, so somehow I just learned I am supposed to smile all the time and never show my feelings in public.
No one actually knew what I was going through at home. The nights I cried my self to sleep. The abuse I encountered, the fact my dad left us. The battles that I had with food ( anorexia, bulimia) my brothers high on drugs every day, hurting my mam and stealing all her money, the abuse I had to watch my step dad give my mam. Life was awful. A broken home, a childhood of pure hell!! Years of going through it all FINALLY I got help! I realised that my problems were actually important. Today I am thankful. The things I have been through has not broken me, it has come close many times but I didn’t let it. It’s made me stronger, it’s made me confident and compassionate. It’s shaped me in to the kind and caring person I am and aim to be every single day. I have a thriving successful career and love who I am these days.
PLEASE Check in with your friends especially the ones that always seem happy! Be kind and don’t judge. 💛