We are not a burden; it is a mind trick that requires a swiftly concentrated brain to overcome it. We are more than capable of being our own heroes and saving our lost souls from the dark and stormy black sea of negative thoughts.
Sometimes, finding support in anonymity or through introspection is more attainable than venting aloud, and that’s okay. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to getting through the depths of mental illness.
The current COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the way we receive mental health services. Fortunately, there are things you can do to adjust to these new forms of therapy and active listening.
Universities are increasingly advocating for programs and resources to promote mental wellness on campus. This progress is at odds with the harmful rhetoric that goes on between students equating high stress levels with academic success. Awareness can be the first step to breaking this cycle.
It can be hard to say no to people you care about, but sometimes boundaries can make your connections stronger and more sustainable in the long term. Sometimes in order to be a good friend, you need to prioritize your own emotional health.