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The Importance of Reaching Out for Help

We are all human that make mistakes or have difficulties with the day to day struggle. Within today’s society, there are many issues that become a factor as to how and why people struggle with their lives. Over time, people constantly find themselves in a state of mind that becomes complicated with the way in which they deal with things. Often times they find themselves bottling their emotions up and ignoring the fact that they are in need of help. So many people in society do not fathom the idea of opening up to others and showing how they can become truly vulnerable and susceptible to different things just by showing their true emotions to others. However, it is so important not to suffer in silence when there are people and resources that can help when it comes to coping with the negative thoughts and ideas that many people have building up inside of them. It has become distinguishably important to realize that reaching out and owning up to the idea that you are not okay, is okay.

We have all been at a point in our lives when we are not doing our best in life whether it be specifically in school, within your relationships, or possibly in your job. When issues like those surface to a point where people don’t know what to do, it slowly becomes overbearing with the fact that they are either lost or simply do not know how to deal with their issues. People often find themselves burying their troubles deeper and deeper, but there are methods of learning how to deal with those issues that are a setback for people’s success and happiness. By seeking help from a close friend, relative, or maybe a stranger, it not only gives you the support you need in your life, but the idea that there is someone who truly cares about your well-being and how you live your life. The gift of Life that we have been given is absolutely and overbearingly precious to so many people. But often times, it is difficult to understand that there are those who are continuing to struggle with their own worst enemy, themselves. So many people value the idea of being independent, and even though being independent is nice, it allows people to dig themselves deeper into pain more than they know. Famous poet Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than than bearing an untold story inside you,” and she is right. Drug Aware

Every single person on this earth deals with their own battles in their own different ways. It is how they learn to deal with all of their issues that is most important. Knowing when and where to get help is beneficial to their mental health. Allowing for others to just listen to the issues that you have going on is one step to closer to learning how to be okay in life. Opening your heart and letting people give you the advice and getting pointed to the right direction to living a happier life will all become easier over time. So don’t be afraid of opening up to those that care the most about you. Bottling up all of the negative emotions you face internally can help you feel as if the weight of the world is off of your shoulders.

Second year Elementary Education major who is obsessed with Dutch Bros. and watching sunsets at the beaches.
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