Despite my reluctance to admit that I have a problem, I am beginning to grow more comfortable with the thought of seeking help. It’s becoming quickly apparent that these problems within me are not going to fade away; this isn’t a phase. In addition to this, I have seen how my state of being can have a direct impact on the people I hold closest to me. So while I have many fears about addressing my mental health issues, I know that in the long run it will improve my life.
One more thing… I know from personal experience how easy it can be to pass judgment on others. You see what’s taking place from an external position; however there is no way to understand what that person is going through at the time. If there has been any positive external of my mental health issues, it has been that I am a more empathetic person.