Stay Strong

Surviving

I’ve recently been inspired to write this blog post about how mental health and chronic pain can affect so many individuals on a daily basis. I don’t think people realize that when someone is struggling with a mental illness or chronic pain, it makes it difficult for them to leave the house or even get out of bed. Some days, the pain is so much that it hurts to move. Then, for others, it’s a constant emotional pain of destructive thoughts and aching body parts. So, to say the least, it takes a lot to get out of bed, take a shower, brush your hair, etc. If you know someone that is dealing with a mental illness or chronic pain, instead of saying: “You are lazy” or “You are just tired” remember how much it took for them to wake up and to simply be alive. Appreciate their effort and love them for trying. They are extraordinary people who deserve better support. This goes out to every person that has a mental illness or chronic pain: I want to thank you all for never giving up. I see that you’re trying your best and I love you for that! You are incredibly strong.

Your dearest friend,
Kirsten♥️

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2 thoughts on “Surviving

  1. Are u for real ? Lol. So refreshing and wonderful to see caring , honest, and uplifting articles on mental health. I am 49 but have struggled with social phobia, low self esteem, etc all my life. Had an eating disorder in my teens but it can come back a few times a year. Also am a recovering alcoholic from years of turning to alcohol for confidence. I struggle everyday but somehow through all this am happy, loving and compassionate and work with Alzheiners, Parkinson’s and cancer hospice. I love animals and have two, love nutrition, anything funny and just love when I can have a great day without a lot of struggle. I always give compliments to people and I can see how much it changes their day. Thank you and I will be following! 😀😀😀😀

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m sorry I just saw this now. Yes, I am real lol! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I’m sorry to hear about everything you’ve gone through, but it has definitely made you into a stronger person! Your comment made my day, it means so much ❤️

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