I want you to know that I’ve been there — and I’m still there most days. I know what it’s like to want to escape the pain just to experience a single moment of relief. On the really difficult days, I look at others who don’t experience mental or chronic illness and become angry. Why can’t I be like them?
Maybe you’re in that place right now.
Maybe you’ve been there before. If you know what it’s like to experience deep mental or physical pain, please share your story and how you manage. Because reading that others have lived through what we’re going through can be the hope and encouragement we need in those difficult moments.
Please be gentle with yourself today. I know it’s often easier said than done, but sometimes just deciding to show up to life is the biggest accomplishment of all.