Mental Health is Not Your Prison

Hello! 

First of all, I would like to share a quote with you all to start this post off.

quotes-about-strength-image

Arrow_DividerThis morning I came across a very beautiful post called

“Mental Health and Loneliness, Is There a Connection?”

by James Edgar Skye

https://jamesedgarskye.com/

First of all, thank you, James, for writing such a beautiful and thought-provoking piece.

In the first paragraph of his work, he was questioned with, is it possible to survive on your own with a mental illness? meaning no support system and physically alone. Personally, I am very blessed to have supportive family and friends, but I have never had a boyfriend and I do wish I had one to talk to about my mental health.

James says that he is an introvert and how he looks within himself for strength. He later goes on and talks about how he had a partner but however due to his depression he couldn’t burden her with his mental health. James says

Now I feel that my destiny is to be alone for the rest of my life.

true-confessions-of-a-design-therapist-3-638

First of all James, I don’t believe that. I am a romantic, however, I don’t believe you are destined to be alone forever or let alone anyone.

No one’s mental health should imprison them to live a life alone because A) your mental health should never stop you from living B) you have so much love and compassion to give.

There is someone out there for all of us. Someone who understands us for who we are and what we are going through. This someone may even be of the same sex, so it might not even be a romantic relationship.

James ends his post on a question:

Do you think it is possible to be alone in recovery or do we need to have companionship?

There are times when we need to be alone, to cry by ourselves, to enjoy our own company. However, there are those times when we need someone to talk to. Companionship is a funny thing, I guess it all depends on the person you find. Are they accepting? Do they understand? Have they been through what you have been through? There is no wrong or right answer to the last one. They might have never experienced the serious side of mental health. The only thing that counts is that they are there for you 100%, that they will sit with you in the dark and comfort you and that they will understand you and your needs.

BUT

You need to keep in mind that a relationship is a two-way street. You need to be there for them, comfort them when they need it.

Arrow_Divider

Mental health and loneliness, is there a connection?

Do you want there to be a connection? Is that the easy way out? To say you have a mental health illness so I should forever be alone to not burden people?

giphy.gif

HECK NO!!!

Your mental health should not imprison you. The little voice in your head should shut up as you are not destined to be alone. You may be an introvert but deep down you envy the connection to have with other people.

BE BOLD

Go out and meet like-minded people. I am not saying to quit your Netflix subscription. I am only saying there is someone out there who is looking for you like you are looking for them.

8f05a516b7218de0bbe925132ed09785.jpg

Arrow_Divider

Rose xo

7 thoughts on “Mental Health is Not Your Prison

Add yours

  1. Powerful words. I guess it all boils down to never giving up on what your soul wants to experience.

    I don’t think that mental health should be an obstacle to experience real love and authentic friendships.

    We just have to keep loving and moving forward until we have what our souls intends, while at the same time, taking time out to appreciate our experiences along this journey of life.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece. I landed here from James’ blog.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I loved this … even came incredibly close to hope, but find myself unable to grasp this “hope” as truth, at least for me. I have spent the last 29yrs alone and much of my life prior. It just hasn’t proven true for me. I firmly believe I was always to be alone and even more so believe this to be true now. Regardless, enjoyed this. Thank you…

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: