Wednesday, 8 April 2015
His Say, Her Say- Living with mental illness.
Her say: As the one suffering with mental illness, it's Luke who has to pick up the pieces when things go wrong, it's hard because some days I can't even get out of bed. I find it hard to even breathe let alone get up and face the world. But it's been made better by Luke who despite doing his own degree sits in the waiting room of every counselling appointment, comes to all the doctors ones with me and most importantly is always there to hold my hand on the times when I can't bring myself to do anything at all. Living with Mental Illness for me is tough, but we never really think about how those around us are suffering, they feel your moods with you, especially if they live with you. When you're down they feel down too.
Waking up every morning and struggling with PTSD and the constant hang of Anxiety over my head almost makes it impossible go out by myself, I struggle to go to university half of the time and spend my days in bed, sleeping, watching Netflix or blogging. He's the one that helps me with my medication, holds me when I cry and helps me when I am on a huge down, he gives me confidence I never knew I had. It's crazy to think that someone is dedicating their life in aid to help me get better and overcome my illness.
For those of you who are living with people who are suffering with Mental Illness you should be proud of yourself for no matter what standing by that person and despite everything that happens, still loving them the exact same. You deserve a medal for sticking by them, but those who are suffering with Mental Illness you should also be damn proud of yourself as you keep going every single day despite wanting to give up, and let go. You hold on and you're doing great, you will get there.
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