Even when things seem dark and heavy, know that there is always hope for your life. On the days when you feel worthless and on the days when you feel like giving up, know that there is hope.
You may be thinking, how could you possibly know there is hope for my life? You don’t know what I’m going through. It’s true, we don’t know what hardships you are going through, but each of us have experienced pain. What we also know is that there is a Creator who loves us and created us for a specific purpose, whether we know what that purpose is or not. Our Creator did not make mistakes, and so we have to believe and have faith that we can keep going.
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, mental illness, or with thoughts of self-harm here are a few things to remember:
1. Life is so much harder when you try to do things alone. Surround yourself with friends, family, and loved ones. If you don’t have people in your life who are uplifting, consider joining a group or organization.
2. Vulnerability is so powerful. Find a trusted person to talk to about your issues and thoughts. If you can afford to see a therapist, definitely consider this option. Going to therapy does not mean you are broken. It means you recognize there are areas in your life where you are struggling and are taking the right steps to move in a positive direction.
3. If you are having a truly difficult time and having self-destructive thoughts, you can call a suicide prevention hotline. Find a list of helpful contact numbers here. There is no shame in reaching out and contacting someone– even a stranger! We all need emotional support at one time or another.