Silent But Deadly

Silent But Deadly
When I was younger it took me a while to realize that I wasn't in the right state of mind. I was surrounded by darkness every day, even if I had light beaming into my life. I guess you can say I was depressed, after all I had the symptoms, that I can't deny. It took me some time to realize that life doesn't have to be this way. My problems were small compared to others who were continuously glowing. However, we both know that everyone is not strong enough to overcome mental illness on their own. We need to realize that it is okay to admit that we need help. We can't overcome every obstacle on our own. Mental illness is such an understated topic. Some people believe in it, and some don't, let's not forget that culture plays a role too. 

We have heard too many stories of attempted suicide, both the failed and successful ones. Now, I don't know about you, but whenever I hear these stories, I always pray that the attempt was a fail. I've been in those shoes and I've been in that place. I've felt that loneliness and that hatred. I've felt unwanted, unloved, useless, and unworthy, name it all, I've felt it. The most that I can say now is that life has so much more to offer than just these moments of feeling lost. There is a bigger picture, we are meant to be great and to do great things. 

Mental illness isn't spoken about enough, it's a silent killer. Most of us never even know someone is suffering until it's too late. We need to do better, we need to care more, and we need to love more. A smile, a simple smile can change someone's life. We don't understand how powerful we are sometimes, in both positive and negative aspects. Mental illness is real. Learn the signs, be more aware of those around you. We are not always just fine, and no one should have to suffer alone. All we have to do is care, we can save so many lives. 

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