It's ok to not be okay. | The Center for Public Policy and Health | Kent State University

It's ok to not be okay.

Inspiration, Hope, Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Support

“For a few years, I was in a dark place in my life. I struggled with anxiety and depression. There were nights where I wanted to completely give up and stop breathing. With an amazing support system of my family and friends, my days were getting better. The best decision I made during this rough patch in my life was go to counseling. I learned that it's ok to not be okay. I learned that it's ok to ask for help. It's important to not ignore the way you feel. I still have my setbacks, but they've become further apart. I look back on where my mental health was a few years ago and I've come a long way despite the cards I was dealt with. I learned self-love and I am so proud of putting myself first for once.

So, to those who are struggling: you're not alone. Better days are coming because it can't rain forever. You have already survived 100% of your bad days. Keep going, don't give up. You're a lot stronger than you realize. Yes, you may have anxiety or depression, but remember this: they don't have to have you.”

--Emily, Student

POSTED: Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:13pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:59pm