I’m sorry for all the times my depression and anxiety made me a bit of a rubbish friend

Mental Health Awareness Is Key To Understanding Yourself!

I am very fortunate to have had my self love quote linked to an article about mental health, which I wanted to reblog, and say thank you to the blogger, (Dr. Neal Ranen, M.D.), who has brought this article to our attention. It is well written in 1st person.

Dr. Neal Ranen, M.D.

Since I’ve started being honest about my mental health, I’ve noticed that my relationships have changed – mostly for the better.

There’s more trust there. We’re able to talk about bigger things. Now that I’ve opened up, the people around me have started to open up, too.

And it’s made me think about how much time I’ve spent being not-the-best friend when I wasn’t open about what I was dealing with (meaning depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive thoughts).

I want to say sorry.

I’m sorry for all the times I didn’t message you back because I overthought a response, then decided that ignoring you entirely would make you hate me less than taking a few hours to send a text.

METRO GRAPHICS (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

I’m sorry I declined your calls, scared to reveal that yes, you had woken me up, because I’m still in bed at 3pm on…

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