While I grew up being pretty ignorant of my mental health issues but have learned to be more self-aware and talk about them as frankly and openly as I can. I believe that not talking about these problems makes them taboo, hindering conversations around mental health problems most of us go through. I believe that my own understanding and awareness about my mental health began by talking about them with friends and finding online forums/communities that create awareness about this. Having said that, I will admit that the most help I have gotten with my mental health is going to therapy. While therapy might seem like a slow process, finding a good therapist is what is essential to finding the help you personally need. But, if you are not in a position to get therapy and still would like some advice, Twitter user @hoesluvad has asked on Twitter about advice given by therapists and the responses will enlighten and hopefully, help you.
I got you, so first off give yourself pep talks. It sounds silly but the more you say it and keep with it the more it helps but it honestly takes a little bit before you start to believe what you’re saying. Next up is you’re allowed to feel what you feel without being a burden.
— Nug (@LexieBolton13) October 3, 2022
Next is face those dark thoughts, let yourself feel them fully because that’s the only way you can work through it. Life happens but you can and will learn the tools to help you. I have other more specific ones pertaining to BPD, anxiety, and depression as well
— Nug (@LexieBolton13) October 3, 2022
instead of saying "Should have" try something else. Saying "Should" creates shame in your past actions.
Also give yourself grace for ideas and ideals you held previously. We are all in a state of perpetual knowledge gathering, always learning.
— Halloweenie beanie (@HoheMichael) October 3, 2022
ok but fr :
1. everytime you feel lonely, try to think of things people have done for you out of love. remind yourself that your brain is fooling you into thinking bad things, you have people who love and care about you https://t.co/prUqxfPePp
— blank (@ghamjoon) October 4, 2022
— 𝙹𝚊𝚓𝚊 ◡̈ ღ (@jajayeo_) October 4, 2022
trust yourself to be the version of yourself that you need when things change, don’t give anyone the chance to tell you no twice, prioritize good sleep over all else https://t.co/yQ39GAG206
— maie (@MaieAiyed) October 4, 2022
Don't be afraid to set boundaries and cut people off even if that means you're all alone from time to time https://t.co/KIaRXgrDBo
— Cindy Mikayla (@cmxaguilar) October 4, 2022
— ezzati (@ezzatinuriffah) October 4, 2022
"if you dont say or do things to others bc you don't want to hurt them, why do you do and tell those things to yourself? why do you prioritize other ppl's feelings when the person you should respect the most is YOU?" https://t.co/wMT9o50xkQ
— 🔪𝔫𝔞𝔲 || writing break. fr this time (@preynau_) October 3, 2022
One of the biggest issues in our country is how expensive mental health care is. It takes anywhere between ₹700 – ₹3,000 for one session which is generally around an hour long. Moreover, finding a good therapist within itself is hard. Most people don’t understand that therapy is an interactive experience so finding an expert who can help you, in the way you need is important. Plus, there is a major taboo around mental health conversations as most people in India don’t even think that taking therapy is important. Unfortunately, despite being 2022, people still don’t talk about or even acknowledge issues like depression or anxiety. And this is so bad that there have been so many instances of people opening up about these problems being called overdramatic and not being taken seriously. This is why I am glad that on some level people are discussing this and helping each other get better.