Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are all difficult and often debilitating conditions. Anyone who suffers from these certainly lives a different life then anyone who just feels sad, angry or disappointed some of the time. It’s not an easy fix nor is it helpful to just tell someone to “snap” out of it; it’s not that easy. I applaud anyone who has the courage to share their struggles with a medical professional and who pushes for answers that could be helpful and healing. There is no shame in asking for help, talking to a trained counsellor/psychiatrist/psychologist or taking medication so that you can live your best life.
I recently found this quote from Stephen Hawking that may be inspiring to some:
“Remember to look up at the stars and now down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t give up.”
I would like to add that there are people who love and support you. It is important that you exist and the world wouldn’t be nearly as good if you weren’t in it.
Keep trying, keep reaching out, keep believing in yourself, keep moving forward and imagine how good life will be if you don’t give up. Be Pretty, Plus and Proud of how well you’ve dealt with your struggles so far and know that tough days will come and go and you will be ok!