I’ve been thinking about this topic for quite awhile. And I’m not sure what kind of audience I have out there in the big world, but I know that most of us can relate to this question. Whether it’s an eating disorder or you can’t ask questions in class, whether you’re currently battling an issue or not, this question is something that we can all connect to. There may be different opinions out there that clash with mine, and I won’t say my thoughts are right, but I feel like sharing it with whoever is reading this post right now.
So, why do we have a hard time seeking help when we need it? Why do we continue to mope around like zombies all the time? One of the reasons, in my opinion, why I think we don’t want to seek help is because we feel that our issues are temporary. We as humans feel that our solutions are just going to fall out of the sky so we continue to wait for something that will never come. But, my friends, this practice only helps us lose hope. And because of this, people eventually give up in themselves of ever finding joy and end their lives. They never got a chance because they never tried.
The second reason why we have a hard time seeking help is because we are afraid. From my own personal experience with depression and self harm, I never told my family I had a problem. They found out for themselves. I was afraid of what would happen, how they would react, where my life would go from that point and so on. If they had never found out, I’d be dead at this point. But while we seek change, we also fear it. We begin to feel comfortable with being sad that we are afraid to turn the wheel on our lives in order to find happiness.
Everything comes with a price. I lost most of my friends when I got help because I was cut off from them but the reward I had gotten was far worth every appointment with the therapist and every pill I had to take. But while my reward was great, I was upset that I had lost some good friends. While I am still friends with all of them, things are just not the same anymore. And sometimes I wish that I could’ve had the best of both worlds and kept my friends and had a better life but in order to change you need to make change in your life.
If you get anything out of this post, if you are struggling, no matter how big or how small the problem is, please get help. I don’t care how you do it, but please don’t let it consume your life. You are far more worth any problem the world throws at you. You can do it.
I also encourage anyone who knows someone who is struggling to find help for them. You can be their change.
Let’s change the world.