I am not alone in my struggle with mental health, and neither are you. Never forget that.
I'm doing so much better and I'm grateful for my new support network.
But as much as i struggle one thing uni has taught me, is that being 'normal' doesn't exist and that regardless of what my inner voice tells me, i can be loved for exactly who i am.
As alone as I feel sometimes, I know I have people around me who understand, and that is one of the main things keeping me going.
All told I know that now I have time, sorting my life out will be no easy thing. I know that I will need months, if not years of counselling. It will take time to redevelop healthy habits.
It’s been an exhausting battle, but for once, I think I’m winning.
It has taken a long time, but I am still growing, learning how to deal with my situation and becoming better at being me.
I’m writing this story so that others can see that no matter how scary it is to tell people what’s going on, the people who care about you will support you and help you through tough times.