It’s been awhile since I’ve pulled back out the video camera and spoke some of my inner mental health thoughts, but I’m back with another episode of Put My Anxiety In Rice.
I’ve been dealing with a lot of draining up’s and down’s in the past few weeks, and unfortunately, it’s decreased my motivation for speaking my mind.
Fortunately, my vlog series hasn’t been in too high demand for those that need it, as the headlining news of Kid Cudi seeking professional help in rehab, and Kanye West being allegedly hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation have been triggering a large conversation involving mental illness. It’s been amazing to watch the topic quickly become so mainstream, and while I fear that it may become more of a “trend” to have a history with depression and anxiety, it may be the only way that it can become a normalcy amongst society.
The public “meltdown” and hospitalization of Kanye has inspired me to speak on another aspect of mental illness. It’s one tough part to admit that we are suffering from something, but it’s even harder to believe that we should go to therapy. While I was more or less forcefully encouraged to go to therapy starting at the age of 12 years old, others will go years of battling their inner struggles without so much as talking to anyone about it. Many are fearful of the judgements that may accompany it from peers around them, or don’t want to believe that they need to depend on professional help.
If you are questioning your mental health journey, and feel hesitant to seek therapy, take a couple minutes to check out my new episode of Put My Anxiety In Rice. If you have any feedback, or some coping mechanisms of your own, feel free to leave comments or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.