When we experience anxiety, stress, depression or grief; we can often feel weighed down by what we’re struggling to work through. It can seem like we will break if we dare to release what sits so heavy on our soul.
Every so often this is the boldest voice we hear; distrusting our own ability to deal with what challenges us. We can allow ourselves to be vulnerable, but we must not fall into the loneliness of silence; we can (and should) speak up when we need it most. There are people around us with broad shoulders and boundless love ready to remind us of all the goodness and value we hold.
I composed this poem when I was working through some intense situational depression; a time where it became increasingly challenging to remember that beauty and joy are always present — and will flourish again. Many of us experience this (for a myriad of reasons); so no matter what you’re currently enduring — these words are for you.
What words of encouragement have helped you? How do you show yourself love during times of stress, anxiety or depression?
NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice
CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support
How To Cope With Anxiety – Healthline
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