I think one of people’s most favorite things to say to someone who is struggling mentally is “it gets better.” Which, most people who are struggling don’t want to hear.
BUT IT’S TRUE.
IT GETS BETTER.
MAYBE NOT TOMORROW, OR THIS WEEK, BUT IT WILL GET BETTER.
I know, you’re sick of hearing this. But take it from some one who has been battling against my own mind my entire life. The first panic attack I can remember having, I was three years old. 3. My first psychiatrist appointment was when I was three. It’s hard for me to grasp the thought of a toddler having a panic attack, but that is my truth. I lived through it. I am now 24 years old, and I can promise you, it get’s better.
One of the biggest things I did to help myself was to reach out to someone. Fortunately, I have a large family with many members that would do anything for me. At my breaking points, I call my Mom. I call my boyfriend, I call my Grandma. I call the people who I know would do anything to help me. Most of the time, I don’t want to call anyone. The last thing I want to do is talk about it, my problems that is. If I know anything for certain, it’s that the longer you keep stuffing things down, the harder it will be to finally open up to someone. You don’t want them to think you’re a fraud. Fake. It gets better if you open up to someone.
Not everyone you chose to open up to will receive your truth the way you were anticipating. It gets better. Someone, one day, will accept your truth for what it is. Whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker, or acquaintance on the internet. Don’ t give up, someone will eventually listen to you, to your struggles. It gets better.
Today, if you are stuck looking in the mirror thinking “I can’t do this anymore, I woke up to another day of hurting. Pain. Struggle.” I know this pain too. Don’t give up. You never know what tomorrow, or this afternoon will bring. God is working in your life. He will not abandon you. He is going to strategically place someone in your life who will help you though this. He will not let you fight a battle like this alone. He will bring you a Warrior. But you have to be your own warrior. You have to be willing to battle for yourself as well. It gets better.
So to the person reading this today, I am going to tell you yet again, it gets better. Please do not give up. I care. People care. You matter. This world needs you.