A community article by Milana Prakash
Reaching out for help, while it may seem simple, isn’t easy. But why is it so hard to ask for help? Someone with a broken bone or the flu doesn’t usually hesitate to call their doctor. With mental health, this process is a little more complicated.
Pick something from this list. Write it down, even if it’s on your hand or a sticky note. And then reach out — because now you why it is important.
Bookmark this article while you’re at it.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, let us remind you that it’s never too soon or too late to let someone know.
And it’s never, ever too heavy, too messy, or too much to ask — even if you asked 50 times the day before.
Anyone would rather have had their friend bother them every day for the rest of my life than have to lose them forever. Their life was that precious.
And yes, so is yours.
Milana is an analyst by profession and a mental health survivor and activist. She experiences borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, and runs a page called @bpdhumans with a friend, that aims to create a community for those like her and to spread awareness about these conditions.