This month will be my first guest post, and the fabulous Olivia dungarees-and-donuts has written the most incredible post for thecurvaceousvegan.com. Mental health is something that both myself & Olivia have spoken about on our blogs, and it is something that is very close to our hearts.
Sat in the doctors on that very Thursday afternoon was the first time in a long time I thought things may actually be okay. My doctor turned to me and said, it’s going to be ok you’ve come to the right place, this was something I hadn’t heard for a while. I had just told him my depression was rearing its ugly head again and I needed help. A lot of people assume going to the doctors won’t help and they’ll laugh in your face, but it turns out they actually don’t. They treat you exactly the same as if you were having chest pain or a migraine. Depression, is something I have struggled with for many years, and I didn’t see a way out anymore. So what I did? I went and asked for help, and you know what it’s made a much stronger person for doing so. My doctor gave me medication, and I am still to this day seeing which ones work for me, and that’s okay. I have my bad days but who doesn’t. As well as depression I suffer from Anxiety which after knocks me for six, and I find it hard to even leave the house, but that’s okay. I take the day and make the most of it, how I want to which is often lying in bed and watching Netflix, does it make me a weak person? It certainly does NOT. Mental Health is something that is only just starting to be tackled but it should of been tackled full force a long time ago.