Depression and anxiety are two of the most common forms of mental health issues. On average, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental health issue this year. You are not alone.
To Support Your Mental Health
Allow yourself to feel. “big girls don’t cry,” or “man up.” These outdated ideas are harmful, not helpful. Everyone has emotions – they are part of the human experience-and you have every right to feel them.
Don’t ignore how you’re feeling. When we try to push feelings aside without addressing them, they build strength and make us more likely to “explode” at some point in the future. It may not always be appropriate to process your emotions at the very moment you are feeling them, but try to do so as soon as you can.
Talk it out. Find someone you trust that you can talk to about how you’re feeling. See a mental health professional. If you are taking steps to be more aware of your feelings but are having trouble dealing with them, mental health providers like counselors and therapists have been trained to help