Stay Strong

Stay Strong

Female. England

You may think this is just another, "I'm bullied and I have depression" article, but I promise you it's so much more than that.

I want to layout two situations that I have been through:

Situation 1: You move to a new school and make friends, but you’re unsure about how strong your friendship is with them.

Solution: If you have suspicions of their intentions and feel you might be taken advantage of, don’t let your need for friendship get in the way of how you want to be treated. If this requires you to distance yourself from that group, so be it. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices in our social lives in order to take care of our mental health.

Situation 2: You are being misunderstood.

Solution: Try not to take what people say to heart; they may not understand what you are going through.

I know how it feels to be totally misunderstood, and to think negative thoughts about yourself because of it.

I’ve been told, "Oh just talk it out with them" or, “I’m sure they love you, really" and so forth.

The reality though is often times you are misunderstood because others have not been through what you are experiencing.

Even in your darkest moments, and this is important, don’t succumb to self-harm.

You may think self-harm will help or take your mind off of your pain, but it’s a temporary fix and will lead to more problems in the future. Instead, talk to someone who does actually understand you.

Beyond anything, remember this: YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS WORLD!

I know lots of people say this but there are services dedicated to helping you!

Many people are going through the same things as you (including me) and it all just goes to show how brave and strong you are. So please, keep pushing through. I promise you (with all my heart) that you will find the light at the end of this dark tunnel.

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