Talking About My Mental Health Has Made Me Into The Person I Am Today.

Let’s all be honest, everything happens for a reason in life whether it’s good or bad. If I could go back to be that 17-year old who was shy and quiet. I wouldn’t even have thought that at the age of 20, I would be writing a blog about my mental health journey. At first, I was so scared to talk about my mental health and what happened. I was frightened that people would judge me or would change the way they treated me or acted differently around me. 

I’m not inspirational, I’m just me. I’m just an average girl who listens to rap and leaves the living room door open and waits for the “were you born in a barn?” from my gran. But, I love that. I’m still the girl who always puts mayonnaise on her bacon sandwiches because that’s the way I roll! I’m the girl who use to love going to the gym and snacking on protein pancakes. I’m the girl who I once took my dog for a walk in my Pikachu onesie and saw about 3 of my exes on the journey! 

I am still the girl who wanted to be a zookeeper when she was five and feed the lions! I was so wild. 

I was so nervous when I first wrote and published my first post what was about my mental illness, as in case people would instantly judge me. I was so scared to even step out the front door to go to Morrisons with my gran. She managed to get me out though and now, thinking about it. I’m proud that I did the first step of beating this illness by telling my journey. 

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. By sharing our experiences, together we can end the stigma- Time To Change

Blogging has completely changed the way I live, it has given me the confidence to talk openly, without shame or fear about my mental health. I no longer feel I need to lie about how I am feeling and If I just need help. 

To the people who have judged me in the past and have left me because I’m currently ill. Well look, you have lost out on me and my new achievements. 

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I can’t smile, so I’ll just do this awkward pout. 

Yes, I am battling a mental illness but that’s not me, I’m still me. No one can change me. My depression and anxiety are in my life for a reason and I will fight all my life to get all the stigma gone. No one should ever feel ashamed for being ill.

This is the thing with having a mental illness. It’s mentally & physically exhausting and heartbreaking for yourself and family members. One time you can be thinking you are doing good about how you are helping people the next you can be in tears and thinking of a situation what happened years ago.

Therefore, warriors who are suffering from these cruel illnesses need support and not judgment.

This is the reason why I’m blogging my mental health. The highs and lows. Showing everyone that it’s okay not to be okay and it’s okay to have low times as your high times are worth it!

 

Love, Shannon x 

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7 thoughts on “Talking About My Mental Health Has Made Me Into The Person I Am Today.

  1. herprettybravesoul says:

    yes! i love this so much! I started a blog about my journey about a year ago. It was just a way for me to talk about what I felt inside. but as I kept talking about it and realizing I wasn’t alone I felt much better. powerful almost. my depression will always be a apart of me but it won’t define me. I love that you are talking about it.

    btw I started a new blog just a month ago. in case you are interested in writing a guest post about that topic feel free to message me. you can have a look on my blog here: http://www.herprettybravesoul.com

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  2. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog) says:

    Hi Shannon, thanks for sharing this on Blogging in Bed – it is such an important subject, particularly with the increase in mental health problems amongst teens. My two sons have both required counselling and one is on antidepressants. I have shared your link on my regular PainPals feature “Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!” Claire x

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  3. thelifeofashleighdavis says:

    Thank you for sharing! I can relate to so much of this! Be proud of yourself and carry on doing what you love ☺️💗

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