Everyday is like war to me,
Struggling everyday to prevail reality,
A bath, do my hair, get dressed and put on my shoes,
It’s really hard, some days, to see a good point of view,
Being judged in so many ways,
By those who don’t know, those that don’t even understand.
Very high conservation, a worrier,
A woman that’s good at covering things up that’s bothering her,
A woman putting on a show, knowing inside, she feels no hope.
I’ve been trained to feel undeserving,
Unattractive, and so not worthy of making happy,
Tense and hard to love, feeling like im not good enough.
At times i feel like one big mistake,
My mind overthinks, can’t concentrate, and almost everyday is hard to face.
Everyday im surrounded by people that actually think i can, and think I should, ‘just suck it all up’ and everything’s going to be good.
I’m just so tired of being misunderstood,
This mental war, i did not choose.
This poem is inspired by the everyday struggles of having a mental illness specifically major depression and anxiety. Everyday is a battle, but everyday is also a win to be very proud of.
Us people, that struggle with mental illnesses on a everyday basis can’t help, and we most definitely, did not choose, the battles that we face just about everyday.
We didn’t choose to have all these different feelings, the different moods, the difference emotions, and the different views in/of life, that mental illnesses brings us through.
Stop the stigma about mental illnesses, especially if it’s something that you never had to deal with.
Stop with the stigma about mental illnesses.
Because of all the stigma about mental illnesses, (mental health), a person could be struggling and not even get help.
Because of being either ashamed, or embarrassed, they will do anything but they won’t seek help.
If you or someone you know struggling with a mental illness, get help and know that you are not alone. Yes, mental illnesses do in fact, make you feel alone, but you are not alone.
And trust me, you’re not the only one. Don’t be ashamed, and don’t try to do it alone, talk to someone. Talk to your doctor, there’s medications, and many different resources, that can help you feel better.