I started my blog, She Made It Blue, to talk openly about my depression and anxiety, share educational material about mental illness, and include stories of famous people talking openly about their own experiences with mental health. My hope is that my little website will help others living with mental illness realize that they are not alone, that their struggle is valid, and that they deserve to receive support from family, friends, and employers just like they would with any physical illness!
It is so easy for our society to brush off mental health issues as choices that we make rather than real illnesses because there is not enough open communication about mental illness or educational focus on mental health.
“what do you have to be depressed about?” // “you just need to relax” // “be grateful for what you have”
I believe the best way to help others around me understand mental illness is to be an open book about my own mental health. After sharing my depression and anxiety for the first time (read the post here), I received so many messages of support and decided to keep going! I am proud of my mental health journey and want to encourage you to be proud of yours.
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