what you said about pain is beautiful and encouraging thank you! i did want to just say that i do think there are certain times when pain is not a choice between wallowing/hoping it’ll go away vs getting up despite how much it hurts. especially w/ mental illness there are some instances where there’s a threshold(in my experience) that you can pass and no amount of willpower will pull you back(being severely suicidal). sorry if this comes off the wrong way i just wanted to share my thoughts xx
Far too often, serious mental health issues are disregarded with trivial platitudes.
If you need help, get it. Don’t worry about how others will view that choice. It is none of their business. There is no shame in being honest and telling someone, “I have a problem, and I need help with it.”
If your friends or family willfully contribute to your psychological deterioration, cut them out. There’s no virtue in letting someone harm you because they’re “supposed” to be your friend. And yes, if someone in your social circle mocks you for getting the help you need, they can kick rocks.
If you’re feeling suicidal, there are hotlines with people trained to help. I can’t really offer any informed advice on how to select one, but the help is there if you’re willing to reach out.