I'm going to be honest here, I'd totally forgotten that World Mental Health day was coming up. So this is a "bonus" post in addition to the post I'd already scheduled for today.
Today is the day that I'm going to stand up and be honest about how I am. I've gotten into the swing of using the words "okay" and "fine" again recently, yet they aren't entirely true. I'm better than I was, no doubt about it, but I'm not "fine". Luckily I have friends who are pretty quick to call me out on my rubbish when I say things like that.
The reality of the situation is, I'm still battling panic attacks on a semi-regular basis. I'm also currently sleeping in the spare room because depression has caused my own room to become uninhabitable due to the utter mess it's home to.
Here's the thing, though. This isn't a journey I'm making alone. Sure, the depression's make a comeback and the anxiety feels more intense than ever, but I'm also surrounded by more incredible people than ever before.
This World Mental Health Day, I simply want to encourage you to speak out if you're struggling. I don't have to walk this path alone, and neither do you.