You Are Not Alone
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are suffering from a mental health issue. From depression to anxiety, from eating disorders to social disorders, from addiction to alcoholism- many people struggle. At any given point in time when you are struggling during the day, you can imagine there is the likelihood that at least one, if not a hundred million more, people are struggling too. In that moment they’re also thinking they’re alone, that no one understands, and that they might not be able to get through the day. If we could telepathically connect to people who were struggling we might tell them we understand, we’re here, and they aren’t alone. Connect to others by reaching out to your support group, closest friend circle, or recovery peers. Bad days and feelings of loneliness happen to everyone. By calling and asking someone how they are doing, you might find you’re not the only one facing difficult thoughts.
You Are Not The First To Struggle
Mental health disorders are genetically predisposed. Meaning, that if multiple generations of your family have suffered from mental health problems it is likely that you will have some sort of an issue. Lucky for you, you are seeking help in a time where the scientific, medical, and academic communities are very focused on mental health recovery. You have more technology and progressive treatment at your fingertips than any generation has before. By sticking with treatment and getting help now, you set a new genetic code in place.
You Are Stronger Than You Know
Confronting a mental health disorder takes a lot of courage. Due to the unfortunate shame and stigma which precede mental health, it can be hard to remember how strong you are. Not everyone makes the decision to stop everything they are doing and seek treatment. If you are in inpatient, outpatient or a level of treatment in between you are demonstrating remarkable amount of strength. Keep up the good work, you’re doing an amazing job.
Aurora Recovery Centre is here to support you every step of the way in your recovery from substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health issues. If you are ready to take the next step toward recovery, call Aurora today at 1-844-515-STOP.