I never knew how in depth mental health was until now. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S (43.8million or 18.5% of Americans) experience mental health problems (granted this does not include the rest of humanity as well as children). Whether it be Anxiety, depression, substance abuse of even and eating disorder. Some of us deal with these things in the midst of ourselves.

I am far from a genius; so, I wouldn’t know what would be the correct way of dealing with these certain type of things (I’m sure the internet has a few solutions); But I can say for myself I have experienced a couple of these situations without knowing it was a mental health issue; I’ve dealt with depression; anxiety; substance abuse and an eating disorder. And through it all; I could only remember God bringing me through it. His love for me has allowed me to love myself to the point where I felt like I needed to do better. I was at rock bottom with no latter and the Lord sent me his hand. Guiding me in peace; To not think of all the bad that has happen in my life; not to compare myself or personal situation to anyone else’s.  To love the body, I was born in; regardless of what the world feels I should look like. Knowing that I am beautiful inside and out.

When I was lost in search for myself, I was surrounded by all the different views of the world and what they thought of me as a woman. Then there Came Jesus, telling me that how He made me was purposeful and that I was individually important.  Allowing me to truly find comfort in myself.

When you are going through certain things it’s hard to realize that you are never supposed to feel this way; and that things can be different if we want it to. Dragging your emotions through every dark place you could imagen. Yes, I know it’s hard and everything that goes wrong can send you over the edge. But that is what friends, family, spouse and most importantly Jesus is for. Go vent to whoever you feel comfortable; seek help in whatever you feel lack of joy and comfort in. And always seek Christ; his word is a lullaby that allows our life to be in sweet sleep and your emotions to be at peace. I wish you nothing but the best in the near future. I love you, and God loves you so much more! God, bless you all!

Published by Cierra Nicole Crews