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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

*Trigger Warning*

I have told my story a few times and I’m thankful for those who have been there for me. It’s not easy living with PTSD especially when most people don’t understand you. The past year has been a real struggle for me. There have been times where I have attempted suicide and walked around like it never even happened. But guess what? I’m still here and as long as I am here I will continue to do the work to help others.

There were times where I felt like I was doing the work for no reason. There were times where I put my all into things just to be taken advantage of in the end. That’s never a good feeling.

I am not my Mental Health Condition. I am bigger than it and although it is something that I will probably live with for the rest of my life, I will not let it defeat me. I’ll continue to pour love into everything that I do. I will continue to be the person to others that I need sometimes.

If you know someone with a mental health condition, don’t be afraid to reach out sometimes. Something as small as listening could mean the world to them. Let this month be the beginning to understanding US. Oh, and remember one size doesn’t fit all. Someone who may have the same condition will not be the same as another with the same condition.

Stay safe out there y’all. For those who struggle with suicidal thoughts, I want you to know that I love you and I’m glad you’re still here. If you need a listening ear, reach out to me!

Jalika Cherie

Jalika Cherie is a Writer, Blogger, Creator, Photographer, and Singer. She runs a Lifestyle Blog that motivates, entertains, and inspires others, She loves to focus on topics such as Advice, Mental Health, Arts, Mom Life, and Family Life but there are no limits to the topics she will touch on.

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