Updated: Jan 6
An extra bit of light is being shed on mental health lately and I am here for it.
From Simone Biles pulling out of the Olympics saying she wanted to focus on her mental health, to Naomi Osaka, the world is taking notice.
I commend both young ladies for coming out and saying it's okay not to be okay. This is me. This is my life. I have to protect me.
"Life is a journey. In the past few weeks, my journey took an unexpected path but one that has taught me so much and helped me grow. I learned a couple of key lessons.
Lesson one: you can never please everyone. The world is as divided now as I can remember in my short 23 years. Issues that are so obvious to me at face value, like wearing a mask in a pandemic or kneeling to show support for anti-racism, are ferociously contested. I mean, wow. So, when I said I needed to miss French Open press conferences to take care of myself mentally, I should have been prepared for what unfolded." This is an expert from Naomi Osaka's article in Time magazine. You can read it here.
In a preview of the first episode of The Demi Lovato Show, a 10-episode series premiering on The Roku Channel, Olivia Munn opens up about overcoming anxiety and depression, sharing how she’s coped with suicidal thoughts.
"People who deal with depression, like you and me, and who can have suicidal thoughts, anytime you get to that place and it seems like things are too tough and you just can't take it anymore, just ask yourself if you can hold on another day," Munn said. Read more here.
There are a couple of articles I recommend:
I hope that celebrities sharing their struggles in such an open way will open doors for a mental health revolution. We're embracing and prioritizing self-care. I'm happy to see those who stand up, refusing to just deal with the pain, or suffer in silence. You have to take care of you.
Please remember, if you need help (no matter how hard it is) ask. We're here for you.