Hello everyone, I hope that everyone is having a good day. Today I wanted to make sure that I took the time to write a post on my blog because it’s World Mental Health day. For myself I have been struggling with a mental illness for eleven years now. I have depression and sometimes it’s not always easy to deal with, but I have learned how to manage it. For the first couple of years I had a really hard time trying to manage my depression and finding the right ways to learn how to cope with it. I still struggle with it but now I know different ways to help me with it, even though the fall and winter months are the hardest times of the year for me. Over the past two years I have done a lot of learning and education for myself to find new ways to help me manage my depression. Now not everything that I have tried has helped me but I haven’t stopped trying different things. I have found that reading lots of different self help books, podcasts that are motivational, working out, eating healthy food and even journaling has really helped me. Also I have found that being able to share my story with others that are going through the same sort of situation has really helped me as well. It’s nice to know that I am not alone and that being able to share my experiences with depression can help someone else who is also struggling. I know that having a mental illness can be scary, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. I think for myself not only has it made me a stronger person, but it has also made me want to help others in anyway possible. So if you or you know someone in your life that has a mental illness reach out to them and see how they are doing. Sometimes the best thing that you can do is to let them know that you are thinking about them and let them know that you are there for them if they need you. Anyways I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and found this helpful for any of you that are struggling. I always remind myself that I am not alone and that I am worthy.