For those out there suffering with a mental illness, you can probably relate:
During my “down days”, people are always asking me how they can help, what they can do for me, etc. It is always such a difficult question to answer, as there is not just one thing someone can do for a person to make everything better.
Which leads me to this idea:
If you love me, then please help me by understanding…
Help me by understanding sometimes I am just too tired to leave the house…
And sometimes, I just don’t feel up for a simple conversation.
Help me by giving me an ear when I need to talk, or a shoulder when I need to cry… even if you don’t understand why I’m so upset, because chances are, I don’t know why I’m upset either.
Help me by pushing me to do my best, but understanding that sometimes I am just incapable of giving my best.
Sometimes, I will cancel plans at the last minute… do not be upset with me, please just understand it is not my fault.
Some days I will be extroverted, but the very next day it may be difficult for me to leave my bed; understand a new day may seemingly make me a different person.
Understand that sometimes my only solace can be found in the pages of a book.
Help me by understanding that my anxiety, my depression, my rough days do not define me.
Listen to me when I want to talk, but understand when I can’t find the words to express what I am feeling.
I am more than what goes on in my head- I am finally understanding this, please understand this as well.
Help me by understanding sometimes I wish more than anything to escape my invading thoughts.
Sometimes, understanding is all a person may need ~