Studies have shown that the vast majority of people, if not all of them, don’t like to struggle.
I can’t be the only person who hates those ridiculous studies. Anyway, sarcasm aside while this is true I have found that a lot of people who struggle with and/or advocate for or against mental health/suicide are attracted to it.
“Do you struggle? Oh I do, too! Let’s struggle together!”
But while community is awesome I’m not sure if struggle pacts like these are effective. It’s not supposed to be the struggle that comforts most, but the triumph over the struggle. The latter provides freedom, the former entails a lifelong, comfortable struggle… and I firmly believe that life ISN’T meant to be a constant struggle. How are advocates ever going to be successful and showing people their lives can be transformed and giving people real hope if the constant focus is the STRUGGLE?
I wonder if I have used the word “struggle” enough. Haven’t I?
It’s important to note that the only way out is through; but if you’re sitting in the middle of chaos marinating in it there is no way you’re going to make it out of the other side. There is beauty in the breakthrough, and most importantly you are always moving. It doesn’t matter how slow the movement is… just that it is necessary to do so.
You’re Not Finished means that there is a chance that someone has started poorly or not started their lives at all but while they are still living they can make the moves necessary to finish well.
This one is more for mental health/suicide prevention advocates who find is easier to relate to others than problem solving. It’s not a popularity contest, this is a real struggle that we need to address.
If you need some encouragement as someone who deals with mood disorders/suicidal thoughts, see the link above, watch this video,
or send me a personal message. Always here to help.