I am done pretending. I am done faking it, saying that everything is okay when, in reality, there is a war going on inside of my mind that I have absolutely no control over. I want to connect, and I want to reach out. If you or someone you know is suffering, it is okay to be honest. You are not alone. We can help each other. We are fighters, bold in dark places. We were meant to shine brightly in these places. We will make it through this. We are strong. We’ve got this.
It is my goal to remind you that you are not alone, and that it is okay to ask for help, whether that be professional help or help from your own community, such as friends and family. You don’t have to keep hiding. It’s okay to be honest with your thoughts and emotions. I want to let you know that I am here for you, and others are, too.