We all have a bad day now and then. Life is a rollercoaster and each one of us has to deal with its ups and downs. But if you feel negative feelings far more often than positive ones, it can quickly get out of control. You feel alone, sad, unmotivated, and often worthless.
People who don’t understand these problems will often only make it worse. “Snap out of it.”, or “stop making such a big deal out of it” are but two examples of how ignorant people react to victims of mental illnesses.
These feelings are not your fault. And even if it may feel like the whole world stands against you, please know that there are many people right now who feel exactly the same.
You’re not different. You’re not the odd one out. And you’re not alone.
This article may trigger some people. If you feel triggered at any point, please stop reading immediately. Your wellbeing is important. If you want, you can reach out to me via direct message on Twitter.
Please don’t hesitate. I’m not a medical expert, but I can be a good friend and will take all the time we need. Sometimes having a good friend to talk to goes a long way. I won’t judge. I only want to help you.
People who mistake mental illnesses for simple mood swings or a lack of control don’t understand the impact our brain has on who we are and how we feel. They need to understand that someone suffering from it can’t just “shut it off”.
Here are 5 signs that can be caused by mental illnesses. If you notice any of these signs in yourself or someone you love, please reach out and get the help you deserve from mental health professionals.