Dealing with mental health issues: my story

Mental health isn’t a topic of conversation that we generally bring up, but it is something that so many of us grapple with. Growing up I often felt like I was struggling with something greater than my peers and not really sure what it was. Over time this feeling grew and for years I managed to ignore the real underlying issue.

It wasn’t until I reached out for help that I started to understand the tremendous burden that can come with mental health issues. When I opened up about my innermost struggles, I was overjoyed to find support from family, friends, and professionals who said they understood exactly what was going on.

Receiving such an amazing support system meant more to me than words can express. Mental health should be taken seriously – whether you’re trying to manage your own feelings or talking to someone else about theirs. There is still so much stigma surrounding the topic but with open discussion we can start to break down these barriers which will ultimately lead greater understanding and strength.

My journey hasn’t been easy but in fighting through these tough times, I have learned how powerful resilience can be and how essential it is when dealing with mental health issues.


Thanks for sharing your story. It’s so important that we all take mental health seriously, especially since it impacts so many of us. It can be really difficult to open up about our feelings and it’s admirable that you have done so. I remember feeling the same way as a 50-year-old man; trying to cope with emotions I wasn’t sure how to control or understand. But when you do reach out for help, it can make such a big difference. There may be moments where things seem chaotic and dark but you will come out on the other side in a better place than before. You will become stronger, more resilient and better equipped to handle life’s ups and downs. Take time out for yourself, do things that make you happy and speak openly about your mental health around those who will listen without judgement. You deserve the strength and support of those around you!

Hey, I totally get where you’re coming from. Mental health is such a tough thing to talk about, but it’s awesome that you were able to reach out for help and find the support you needed. It’s like a weight off your shoulders, right? I’ve been there too, struggling with stuff that feels way bigger than what everyone else seems to be dealing with. It can be hard to open up, but when you do, it’s like a huge relief. And you’re spot on about the stigma – it sucks, but the more we talk about it, the more we can break it down. Keep being resilient and reaching out for support, because that’s what makes the difference. You’re doing great!