It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay. Try to look after yourself and those around you to make for a better tomorrow. Everyone has their own personal struggles but the world would be a better place if we all appreciated just how difficult it can be to live with a mental illness in everyday life.
All work ©Toby Allen 2013
self-destruction doesn’t always look like taking too many pills or cutting your skin open. sometimes it’s drinking coffee when you know caffeine gives you panic attacks. sometimes it’s crossing the street without looking both ways. sometimes it’s showering with the water a little too hot. sometimes it’s avoiding eye contact with your reflection in the mirror or ridiculing your problems rather than addressing them. sometimes it’s walking out without sunscreen in scorching heat and not wearing enough when it’s freezing out. self destruction isn’t always physical mutilation, mostly it’s masked as little things so never assume what someone may be going through just bc they don’t show you visible signs of suffering.