We all have Mental Health just as we all have physical health. One can impact the other too. A suppressed emotion can become that physical ache and pain.
It is normal to experience a range of emotions. What are often described as “negative emotions” such as sadness, anger and fear are normal pieces of information our brains use to help us with an experience. When those feelings become overwhelming, that can feel debilitating. You can feel stuck or trapped in a loop of negative replay.
Many people really struggle to open up and talk about their feelings. They can feel scared and incredibly vulnerable.
Vulnerability is a very normal human experience, though all too often we suppress that side of us and put on a different mask to present to the world.
These masks are only a temporary solution to a deeper, longer term issue.
Get what makes you feel vulnerable heard. Speak to someone, write it down, dictate it, do something creative. Essentially, don’t suffer in silence.
You are not a burden. You matter.
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” ~ Brené Brown