I think sometimes we catch ourselves falling into a abysmal hole of sadness. That when the hard times hit, they engulf us and possess our thoughts and emotions with fear and depressing thoughts. It is interesting the way the human body works - Our emotions can actually determine our health and wellness. Someone who is struggling with depression or agoraphobia often has a lowered immune system, suffers from exhaustion and fatigue, the body struggles to process adequate nutrition and they are plagued with unexplainable aches and pains.
But many people look over their struggle with emotion simply because society has built us up to ignore the signs and suffer in silence because it is "all in our head".
Which is true. A fracture is all in our bone, a tear is all in our muscle and a sickness is all in our body. Just because you cannot physically see the sickness does not mean it does not exist.
Mental awareness is something that we constantly put on the back burner because we are conditioned that excess emotion is weak. When in all actuality, emotion is what determines who we are and is large part of ourselves.
How we react to our children's first words, how we love our significant other, the way we handle when we're hurt or watch a movie that pulls at our heart strings - our emotional and mental health means so much yet we do not seek help whenever we are hurt.
You do not have to go to war to have PTSD.
You do not have to self harm to have Depression.
You do not have to curl into a ball at interaction to have Anxiety.
It is so much more than that and takes understanding. Take the time to understand different mental health problems to better understand others around you and to be aware of symptoms of others and yourself.
There is nothing wrong with seeking help. There is nothing wrong with medication.
It is okay to not be okay.