Trigger Warning

I’m writing this as I lie in an overwhelmed emergency room (that’s probably an understatement). After being triaged I was quickly whisked off to an area of emerg where they treat mentally unwell patients. I am now under a watchful eye of hospital security while I await the crisis team to come talk to me. As an outsider looking in, this is an extremely scary place to be. Just moments ago a patient was brought in, restrained by 6 police officers/security guards. It was in that very moment that I remembered why I try everything in my power to avoid coming to emerg while feeling at my most vulnerable but it was also in that moment that I reminded myself that it was where I needed to be.

Some days though it’s much easier said than done. 

September is National Self-Care Awareness month. 

September is Suicide Awareness month. 

September I will be focusing my attention on the importance of both self-care and suicide awareness. Let me start with a personal message to anyone else who needs to hear this today. Self-care is not selfish, asking for help is courageous; remember, you are not alone and guess what; it’s more than okay to not be okay some days.

#emerg #mentalhealth #itsoktonotbeok #youarenotalone #youareenough #nationalselfcareawarenessmonth #nationalsuicideawarenessmonth #depression #anxiety #suicidalideations #itsoktoaskforhelp #feelingbroken 

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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