Hey guys. So I have delved into the world that is Quora thanks to a friend, and I stumbled across this question: Who is the mentally strongest person you have met and why are they special to you?
I decided to post my answer to this on my blog, and dedicate this post to a very special friend of mine. Let’s call her C. I love you, and will always be here for you. Stay strong.
“I won’t say much for privacy’s sake, but a person who I’ll consider the mentally strongest person I’ve met is a dear friend who is going through severe depression and anxiety.
Even though she always feels like she’s about to break down and numb inside, or however anxious she may feel about a situation, she always pushes through, and it really amazes me because I know how hard it can be, suffering from depression and anxiety myself, although not as severe as her.
It’s hard battling with an illness most people don’t believe in, and for a long time, she only had herself to push her through. Her friends weren’t caring, her family wasn’t accepting, everyone was just too hard on her, the world was cold and shut her out, and she was alone. I wish I could turn back the clock and befriended her sooner, but it’s too late now.
I know how bad it can get as she sometimes shares her feelings with me, and I find that it’s really brave and admirable of her to have come this far, despite the war raging in her mind. I’m so proud that she’s finally getting the help she needs and that she finally has people who will support her through this tough time. I really do hope she gets better, and gets to live a happy live that she deserves.”
To all of you who are struggling with your mental health, please don’t keep it in, and seek professional help if you need it. Or even just opening up to your loved ones. It helps.
And please remember, you’re not alone. You never are, and you never will be.