Today is World Mental Health Day. It’s a day to reflect on how far we’ve come in understanding mental health, while also recognizing how much further we still need to go.
I know many of us have struggled with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges at some point in our lives. I want you to know: you are not alone. I’ve had anxiety and depression all my life.
Managing it day-to-day requires multiple tools and strategies, so I can remain empowered in my approach to life. It’s worth it, so I can share my gifts with the world more easily and consistently.
So many people understand what you’re going through, even if they don’t talk about it openly. The stigma around mental illness has lessened over the years as more of us speak up and share our stories, but there is still more work to be done.
If you’re struggling today, please know that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. Whose 100% all the time, no one! Healing and growth happen gradually, not overnight. Be patient and gentle with yourself.
And don’t be afraid to reach out for support – whether it’s from a friend, a therapist, a mentor like me or a support group. Help is out there so please stick with it if you’re having difficulty finding your tribe.
You have an inner strength that can be strengthened like a muscle, one that helps you to make it through even the most difficult days. I believe in you and your ability to find more peace and happiness. Bit by bit, you can get to a place of deeper self-understanding and confidence. What’s that worth to you?
Let’s you and I stand together to end the stigma around mental health struggles. Your experience is honest, understandable, and you matter. With time and care, you can make it through.
We’re in this together, so please message me or click the link in the comments to contact me if you’d like to explore the ways I can help you build a foundation of confidence, resilience, and so much more…
Thanks for being you,
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Brian has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is the father of three boys with Autism and ADHD. After receiving the same diagnoses himself, he went on to write 5 books and become a recognized specialist in the field. With a unique approach to helping parents and educators connect with their children who live with these unique challenges, Brian’s captivating, interactive presentations and programs continue to change lives around the world. His message of self-compassion, resilience and the importance of working together is one we all need to hear. Download Brian’s FREE “25 Essential Tips For Radically Improving Your Self-Talk Guide” – defeat negative thinking, practice self-compassion, take purposeful action, and transform discouragement into motivation. Then Contact Brian to discuss which of his programs will be best for you.