Crystal M Williams

Disability Advocate, Writer, Blogger, Kabuki Syndrome

Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020

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Hello everyone,

Happy Wednesday. Today is a very important day because here in Canada we have a great cause for mental health called Bell Let’s Talk. It’s to help anyone who is struggling with any kind of mental illness. For me I have been struggling with depression for ten years and it has really made a difference in my life because I’m able to share my feelings with my loved ones and I have an incredible support system. Over the last couple of years I have found that the more I talk about my struggles with others who are dealing with the same thing it’s seems to be more helpful and it also feels like weight lifted off of my shoulders. Before I would feel like I wasn’t able to share my feelings about my depression because I was sacred. embarrassed, I felt alone and I also felt like I was not worthy. Now I feel like I’m on a mission to help others by putting myself out there to be an advocate for mental health. If you know someone that you love who is going through mental illness please just remember to be patient with them and just be there for them weather it’s just giving them a hug or just sitting with them and listening. Sometimes it could also just be telling them that things are going to be okay and that you’re there for them as well. I still have my good and bad days but from what I have learned is just take one day at a time and do the things that make me happy. Sometimes when I’m having a rough day and my depression gets the better of me, I have to really push myself to get through the day and remind myself that I’m worthy, I’m strong and that I deserve to be happy. I hope that by me sharing about my mental illness will help someone else who needs it. Just remember that you are never alone. We need to keep talking about mental health everyday. Let’s keep the conversation going! #bellletstalk


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