This Woman Took Before And After Photos To Show Just How Real Anxiety Attacks Are
In case you thought that depression is not a very serious problem, you need to read this. Problems like BPD, Depression, etc are very real. We are about to prove it.
While progress is definitely being made fighting the misconceptions that surround mental health, there's no denying that we still have a long way to go.
#3 The Task
In order to fight the stigma associated with mental health patients, a very brave woman decided to do something that has never been done before. She took it on herself to change the mindset of the people about mental health.
Keep reading ahead to see what she did.
#2 The Real Side Of Her
She uploaded a picture portraying the real side of her vs the side of her reserved for the world.
Amber Smith recently took to Facebook to share photos from before and after some of her anxiety attacks - to show doubters just how real it is. Checkout this image.
#1 The Caption
This is what she wrote for the world while uploading her picture.
I'm so sick of the fact that it's 2016 and there is still so much stigma around mental health. It disgusts me that so many people are so uneducated and judgmental over the topic. They say that 1 in 3 people will suffer with a mental illness at some point in their life. 1 in 3! Do you know how many people that equates to worldwide?! And yet I've been battling with anxiety and depression for years and years and there's still people that make comments like 'you'll get over it', 'you don't need tablets, just be happier', 'you're too young to suffer with that'
F**K YOU. F**k all of you small minded people that think that because I physically look 'fine' that I'm not battling a monster inside my head every single day.
Someone actually said this to me one day 'aren't you too young to be suffering with anxiety and depression? What do you actually have to be depressed about at your age?' Wow, just wow.
I'm a strong person, I've been through my fair share of crap in life (the same as anyone else) and I will be okay. I have the best family and friends around me and I am thankful everyday that they have the patience to help and support me.
To anyone who is going through the same, please do not suffer in silence. There is so much support around - Don't be scared to ask for help. This is why I can't stress enough that it costs nothing to be nice to others. Don't bully others, don't put others down and the hardest one of them all (as we have all done it at some point) don't judge another person. We're all human regardless of age, race, religion, wealth, job. So build one another up instead of breaking each other down.
Peace & love guys.
EDIT: Please don't be afraid to share this, there needs to be more awareness. The more awareness there is, the less people who will suffer in silence.
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