Today’s challenge is “The meaning behind your blog’s name”.
This is probably pretty obvious “yourenotaloneinthisworld” was meant to help end the stigma of mental health, showing others from around the world that they’re not alone in the struggle.
People who don’t have a mental illness don’t really understand the need and want to know that you’re not alone. Knowing this has helped me overcome a lot of obstacles and I hope it continues to help others overcome their obstacles.
Jumping on WordPress and seeing that one follower who struggles to go into the store, actually going into a store one day. Makes you want to go out and try it yourself, gives you a little boost, at least it did for me.
Seeing people in their 40’s and 50’s struggling with the same day to day activities I struggle with also helped. I use to always think “I’m only 20, 21 I’m not going to be able to do this for another 40 years”. Seeing people make it to their 50’s with children and grandkids, gave me hope that I can also have these things one day.
“You’re Not Alone In This World” is meant to be a blog where anyone can come and vent, get shit off their chest about their mental health struggles. Just because I might not understand some of your struggles, doesn’t mean other followers won’t be able to relate to your situation and possibly give advice.
There’re so many people in this world that have mental health issues and how else to end the stigma than sticking together?
We’re different from “normal” people, even though I don’t believe there is such thing as “normal” you know what I mean. Most people don’t understand what we’re talking about when venting about our meds or our doctor’s choices, but your fellow “crazies” know exactly what you mean.
If you or somebody you know has a mental illness, I suggest joining in and start writing about it. You never know, you might help save someone’s life by just expressing what you’re going through.
We’re all different walks of life on here, but we’re all human, we need to end this stigma and allow others to COMFORTABLY open up about his/her/their mental health.
With that being said, I hope you’ve enjoyed following “You’re Not Alone In This World”. I would love for anyone who is reading this just to add a comment with your age and your “disabilities” so others can see they’re not alone!!
God, I hate the word “disabilities”, we’re fucking strong as hell to put with our inner demons the way we do every day and get no appreciation for it because no one understands, but we do!
Don’t ever EVER forget, you’re not alone!
** all photos from google images **