Shakti perspectives: Pyrawy
I suffered anxiety and depression in silence but was too embarrassed to tell anyone about it. Although I’m happy to share aspects of my personal life on social media, talking about my mental health was and still is a topic I struggle to bring up, but today I’m comfortable to tell you about my experience.
Having depression, you feel helpless, hopeless, lonely, anxious and without reason you’re sad. It’s like a dark cloud looming over your head and it follows you wherever you go. You’re unable to shake it off. You start to worry about things even before they happen and can’t seem to see the positives in any given situation.
Growing up, there was a fair amount of stigma that was associated with mental health – especially within the South Asian Community. Seeking help or talking about it wasn’t the easiest thing to do, and it took me a long time to do something about my state of mind. Luckily, I was able to get the therapy/treatment I required but I know there are so many others out there who feel this way but can’t get the help they need.
I’ll be posting about my experiences intermittently and hope by doing so those who are suffering in silence can seek help and not feel ashamed of it. Alternatively, if you know someone that you think might be in trouble, reach out as you may be the lifeline they’ve been waiting for.
For those of you who are following me, if you want to talk privately just shoot me a message and I’ll be happy to listen. I hope that you know, you’re not alone. Xx
Mental Health Helplines-https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-helplines