Opening Up About My Mental Health #MyMessageToYou
I think it’s really important to be open and honest about our feelings and emotions... Not that it’s always easy. Now, if you’d have asked me 4 years ago to tell you how I’m really feeling… To be perfectly honest with you, I probably would have lied and said something like, “I’m awesome thanks mate, how’re you?” when, deep down, I actually wanted to scream, “I FEEL ANXIOUS ALL OF THE TIME AND I REALLY WISH I WAS HOME ON MY OWN RIGHT NOW…”
When I first opened up about my childhood, my feelings and what was really going on with me; my life changed completely. If you’ve watched a few of My Body Confidence Journey videos (#HappiMeBodyConfidenceProject) then you’ll probably know what I’m talking about. I didn’t feel alone anymore, which is how I had felt since I was 8 or 9 years old.
I have the most amazing family, something I am grateful for every single day, but sometimes it doesn’t matter whether you’ve got your family around you, or your sat in the crowd of thousands, you can still feel totally alone.
Whether you are struggling with your confidence, a trauma, your identity, a friendship, your sexuality… Or even if you don’t even know why you’re feeling this way but you know you don’t feel “good”, then please find a way to talk to someone. If you aren’t ready to open up to someone who knows you (they might surprise you!) then there are trusted organisations around for you 24-7:
The Samaritans - 116 123 (UK) / 116 123 (ROI)
Childline – 0800 11 11
Kooth – www.kooth.com
Mind – 0300 123 3393
You can also send us a message if you would just like a little bit of advice!
You are not alone.
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‘Whoops, There It Goes Again: How to Stay Positive When the Bottom Keeps Dropping Out of Your World!’ by Jo Richings – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whoops-there-goes-again-positive/dp/199991970X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Aly Sharp EFT – https:// http://www.alysharp.com/
HappiTapping (EFT) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOVTPtQEVKA
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