You can look at any Instagram profile and automatically judge someone’s life based on what they post and how you perceive them. This in fact is so wrong yet is done way too much. When I meet someone I don’t even bother to look at their social media. Why? Because people are not what they post. Everyone has an story, everyone has suffered in their own unique way. Many of my old followers know that I had faced many mental health challenges at a young age in which I still haven’t vocalized to the public. I feel that now is the time that I can because I have overcame them for almost three years now. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 at the age of 16. I was in grade 11 at the time. My only grandparent I’ve ever had, passed away. I didn’t let the emotion come out of me. I almost fainted at her funeral and I was numb, wasn’t able to cry. I started drinking at this age. I know for a fact I am not what the doctors diagnosed me because I’ve always been a happy person, never depressive except when I took the pills they recommended. Four years clean I can truly pat myself on the back because I did it! I defeated everything I was originally told. The doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to handle a stressful job, I would eligible for government assistance and that I had a chemical imbalance which would require dependency on medications for mental stabilityfor the rest of my life.
I said F that, I knew the whole way through this wasn’t true they were feeding me lies telling me I’m sick and someone I was not! Moral of the story, listen to yourself and no ones opinions on what is right for you wellbeing. You know yourself the best. Lastly, never Jude a book by its cover, someone can come across the happiest person and b going through a battlefield in their mind. Just because we may appear to be strong and put together on the outside does not mean that we have not been shattered into a thousand pieces on the inside. I’m here for anyone who has gone through or is currently going through hard times. Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on. Within my travels I’ve had strangers ask how I am so brave, I replied by saying because I’ve already faced my biggest fears.
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