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We don't discuss psychological instability enough in the first place, however, the bigger problem is that we do not talk about how it looks like!
There are relations between the physical side to mental illness that not very many individuals acknowledge as well as acknowledge. You can really become physically ill from psychological illness. It can stop you from eating and resting, give you stomach aches, migraines, and afterward, there are the tears and puffy eyes and shouting and shaking and the total loss of control.
But the biggest problem is the fact that people with mental health problems tend to hide their pain (outside and inside) so well, most people are unable to spot someone who is suffering, thinking everything is alright with him/her!
No one talks about this topic due to the fear of judgment. So this extremely brave young lady decided the time had come to show the world what mental illness can look like and help others understand better what it is, in the attempt to rid the world of the stigma.
Amber is battling with her own mind trying to find some peace.
Did you know that 18% of Americans experience a type of anxiety disorder? Yep. This is a fact that most wish not knowing.
Nonetheless, rather than remaining as an insignificant statistic, she decided to add a face to mental health problems to remind the rest of the world that they are not so different, and that not every person with mental health problems looks like he escaped from an asylum.
“God knows why I'm doing this, but people need some home truths.”
"What I showcase to the world via social media. Dressed up, makeup done, filters galore. The 'normal' side to me.”
"Taken tonight shortly after suffering from a panic attack because of my anxiety. Also the 'normal' side to me that most people don't see.”
"They say that 1 out of 3 individuals will experience a form of psychological instability sooner or later in their life. 1 out of 3!"
“And yet I've been battling with anxiety and depression for years and years and there are still people that make comments like 'be stronger, get over it already', 'you don't need pills, just be content', 'you're too young to suffer from that'.” People always doubt someone with mental problems, especially when this person is young, but their suffering is as real as it can be.
What those people never seem to understand is that anybody can have a psychological issue or a mental illness, and because people are different, their reasons and triggers might not affect others, but they do affect them.
"I have the best family and companions around me and I am appreciative consistently that they have the persistence to help and support me."
Without external help, a person going through something like anxiety will not have the tools to cope with his problems and is doomed to suffer all alone with his condition.
“Don't bully others, don't put others down and the hardest one of them all (as we have all done it at some point) don't judge another person," she added.
Mental illness is not something that is related to age, sex, race, or religion, so there is no point to assume that someone is too young/old/pretty/rich/successful to be depressed, anxious or alone with his thoughts.
Take famous people who commit suicide at the peak of their career, you may ask yourself, why would someone surrounded with fans, loved ones, a loving wife, and a healthy family have a reason to commit suicide? But when it comes to people, there is more than meets the eyes, and we are more complex than what we tend to think of ourselves.
In the event that 10% of Americans experience the ill effects of a mental instability that implies that we as a whole know someone who is silently struggling with his mental health. In every room you enter you most likely find at least one.
The more we discuss psychological well-being, the more we can do to help others who struggle, and society as a whole.
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