Mental health is important to me. I have learned through volunteering for SANE: Changing Mental Health for Good that Mental Health Awareness week is celebrated May 13 through May 19th. I feel passionate about mental health, and I decided to start a series on my blog and YouTube channel dedicated to mental health. I want to share some of my mental health journey with you. I hope that opening up about my health will get more people talking about their own mental health and about the resources that are available to help in healing and to sustain wellness. I have had a range of mental health issues such as low-grade depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
I learned through therapy that my self-esteem and wellbeing could improve through the use of different coping techniques and positive self-talk. It took a lot of hard work and time, however I am now a happier and much healthier person because of it.
I hope that you enjoy this series. I feel ready to be open on each topic I discuss. Together we can talk about these topics down in the comments and I hope that this helps others in their own journey.
I am no longer afraid or ashamed to talk about my mental health journey. I find it very beneficial and healing. Here’s to a new series and to Mental Health Awareness Week!
7 thoughts on “Mental Health Series: Let’s kick it off during Mental Health Awareness Week”
I’m so inspired by your courage and determination to overcome this difficult challenge. Bravo!
You are very brave and inspiring Amanda!
Love this! You are so brave to share your story, it will inspire others!
First of all, I want to say a massive well done for choosing to open up about mental health. It is so so important and I know how difficult it can be to talk about.
Second of all, I look forward to reading the rest of the series. It’s going to help so many people.
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