So I have this little video on my phone. It’s been there for over a year. I listen to it and giggle frequently. (And then fight a terrible, devious urge to post it and tag certain individuals in it!) Today I’m sharing the smile. Check it out:
Song Lyrics (to the tune of the “Ghostbusters” theme song):
If you feel depressed, and misunderstood
What’cha gonna do?
When you wanna confront, your childhood
Are you ready for a breakthrough?
No! Repress it!
I’m too apathetic to book myself therapy
Contradicting how much I complain about my life
I push all my problems down until they go away
One day I’ll explode
Repressing makes me feel…
Nothing… I’m fine… I don’t need therapy… I’m good
I feel like I could end this post right here. “Tom” (no idea if that is his real name) has it covered.
Content Warning: Suicide
One of the topics of this blog is mental health. I have dealt with Anxiety my entire life, and Depression for most of it. Suicidal thoughts are frequent houseguests in my head. One of my biggest goals when I share my life and my story is to help others. I wish I could prevent everyone in the whole world from experiencing what I experience. But since I can’t do that, I am determined to at least encourage those on a mental health journey to keep going, and not give up.
It’s September. It’s National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. It’s also kick-off month for schools, classes, and community programs. Right now there are organizations, community centers, libraries, and faith communities launching a new season of assertiveness classes, wellness clinics, and book studies on peace, growth, and change. This is a PSA to take advantage. If you can’t bring yourself to make that call to a therapist just yet, try a class. Then try another. Take baby steps towards mental and emotional freedom. It sucks. It’s hard. But it’s so worth it.
Take a leap of faith, Friends. I’m proud of you, and I’m on your side. (Picture me as that crazy fan in the bleachers, cheering extra loud.)
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