• Anonymous

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I struggle like many others with bad mental health days. Some days, I am full of energy and want to go out with friends/family, exercise, do chores, etc. and then other days, I can't even get out of bed, because it's just too draining to me and I will spend all day crying. Sometimes, I am called lazy and often questioned by my family why I never come out my room, and I honestly can not tell them why because I don't even understand why myself. If I could put it in words, it's like you're running a marathon and you see the finish line from a distance, so you get relieved to be close to the end, but then a glass wall is put up just three feet in front of the finish lane and you're stuck there just staring at the unfinished check point. For me, it's hard to reach out, and I know many others are the same. I am grateful to have reliable friends/family I can openly talk about my mental health problems with, but it just seems like I'll be a burden and I don't want to push anyone away. Truly, you do not know what others are going through so to whoever's reading this, I hope you are kind to everyone, use kinds words (even to your friends -- you don't know how those words will affect them), be supportive, and always let those around you know that you are there for them. Thank you.

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