The Unspoken Truth

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We never talked about it. Not in school or at home. why is that? it's like any other sickness, any other disease that needs a cure. it's been around for who knows how long. and it's not until
recently that we started to discuss and open up to the realisation that it's an extremely important subject to focus on. to make it disappear, or at least know how to handle it. we all deserve
that.



This is my personal words about the topic "Mental illness". How I see on it, and from my own experiences. I'm hoping that my words will give anyone strength and the courage they need to keep
fighting. It's the small things that do great things.



I will upload and edit it on the same page.

Submitted: August 31, 2018

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Page 1 - School

We never really talked about it in school. Not at all. I didn't personally know what it was. It never crossed my mind. We learn about things that were supposed to help us through life. Help us get a future. But there were a lot missing from the education we are were given.

Learn how to cook, be creative, learn about how the world came to be, get to know historical geniuses. These were good things. Things that are good to know. It's good to know about the world we live in, how the world was before, and how it may become, but these things don't teach us about life.

We are the society. We are the world and we are "life". We are the future where the next generation is going to maybe change the world in a way we never thought would happen. The future is unknown, and it's the one thing that we focus on. It's important to solve things like world crisis, what's happening to the rainforest, animals, countries with no clean water and so much more. It's a fight we need to keep fighting for. But I want us to focus on the present for a moment. We live a short time on earth. We truly do, and we truly have been.

 

Page 2 - Life

Life is unpredictable. You can never have full control of your life. Don't worry if you're feeling lost. It's going to be alright.

I wish that someone had told me that growing up. I wish that this topic I want to talk about would have been discussed as any other subject in school. It's like any other sickness. Why is it so hard for some people to talk about mental illness?

I recently starting watching 13 reasons why on Netflix. I had heard about it but was so consumed with other things at the moment. The series was on the Netflix site for a while.

After being met by depression, I somehow wanted to watch it, but I couldn't. I personally couldn't handle it. It wasn't until a few days ago that I binged watched the whole first season. And all I can say is, damn, this is really good. They're showing everything the world needs to see. And I could feel and understand a lot of the things shown. It's different for everyone but it will always be the same.

But it can be triggering. Remember that. The truth is difficult but is needed to be heard.

 

Page 3 - Depression

We all are familiar with the word, right?

I got depression the second year of "gymnasium". It wasn't very pleasant. I was first of all very surprised. I'm a very bright person in general so it kind of took me by surprise as well. But after having depression for a year and I'm still in the healing process, it convinced me that I was another person. A boring, self-hating, ugly and worthless piece of shit. Very harsh. I would never say that to myself now. But depression did that to me and I was in a very scary place. But really now.

Ask me. Open up the conversation. It doesn't need to be very deep. Talking about mental illness, it should be something normal. It's something common. Something "normal". And if one person opens up, another one may. We can take small steps. Together. You're never alone.  

 

Page 4 - Normal

It's difficult to understand. That's maybe why it's more work to try to figure out how to "fix" this problem. It's inside the brain of us. And we are all different. If two people break their leg, they're going to feel a similar kind of pain, but nobody's the same. The pain may vary a lot. Itäs the same thing with two people in pain but on the inside.

But to understand what the problem is, we need to tell somebody. Use words. It's easier to sort things out when heard out loud. They can't just go inside out brain and know all the factors that have caused us to be in pain. They can give us medicine to help our mind to calm down and try to be in a better place, but the source of the pain can't be cured if they don't know what it is.

I'm glad that mental illness has become something that we can talk about more openly. Don't be afraid. Don't be ashamed. If it helps to say that it's "normal", I'm going to say it. Because it is. Never be afraid to ask for help. Do it for yourself. If you think that you don't deserve it, do it for someone else, your parents, a friend, a nice stranger or for the future you that will thank you. Do you think you're being weak, asking for help? No. It's the other way around. Knowing that you need help. Knowing that you can't do it on your own and reaching out for it takes courage. That's true strength and bravery. 

Everyone deserves to live and to feel good. It's something possible. Don't forget that.

 


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