My Blog Is Not Here To Solve Your Problems
It's here to give you tips, hope, and a sense of belonging. I hope I never come across as thinking that I can solve you or your problems because I am not qualified to do that! I am not a therapist, not a doctor, and not studying to be any of those things. I am here for you as a friend. I am here to give you advice that you can take or leave at the door. I am here to let you know that I cry sometimes and that's okay. I am here to tell you about my anxiety attacks that I am embarrassed about. I am here for YOU.
Never will I force anything on you. I'm not that person to force anything on you. You know who is that person though? You are. It has to start with you. No one can truly help you if you don't acknowledge that you need help first. If you read my blog posts because you have a mental illness, that's you acknowledging something about yourself. You can also reach out to me; that's what I'm here for!
I am not only here for you, but I am here for me. I use this blog to cope with my problems and to let go of them. It doesn't solve all my problems. Wouldn't it be nice if it worked like that? However, it does make my life a little bit easier.
I make myself feel vulnerable and sometimes scared and embarrassed because I know it not only helps me, but I know it might help you. If you read my blog posts or message me about your mental illness, my words are to come across as advice. You don't have to listen, but if you approach me then I will tell you what I think would be best to help you. I'm not saying it will help you. I'm telling you what I think might help from my personal experience and research.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any one of your loved ones. Surrounding yourself with empathetic people is a key part for anyone with a mental illness!