Mental Health Matters
stickers with free resources.
This collection is my most personal yet. The pandemic was an extremely difficult time for everyone, and affected each of us differently. Whether we watched someone suffer, lost a loved one, or were impacted in a completely different way, our minds and bodies were thrown into a state of constant fear of the unknown. Personally, coming out of quarantine was more difficult than going into it because I had trained myself to be in constant fear- it felt strange to not be afraid of something. This is when my anxiety started manifesting itself in physical forms that no one could see, yet I could feel, which I think was the scariest part. I quickly learned that millions of people struggle with this all over the world, and it could be the next person you hold the door for. Whether or not you had experienced anxiety before in your life, suddenly the whole world was struggling consciously or subconsciously. This sparked my anxiety recovery journey involving a lot of research and time invested in myself which wasn't something I was used to. I'm hoping that by sharing my story and resources, we can get out of this together.
With a final year of college being abruptly cut short and quickly shifting into the working remote world, I didn't realize just how much my body and mind had been shocked. I realize this is similar, yet also much lower on the scale compared to others' situations throughout the pandemic, and my heart goes out to all those who suffered/are still struggling. I want everyone to know that your struggle is not too small to talk about, and that what you went through was no small feat. We simply had no choice but to adjust to the world around us, which often meant neglecting our own needs. If this resonates with/helps just one person struggling, everything I have gone through is completely worth it. I used to think I was so unlucky for having anxiety; however I now feel so lucky because I see the world differently and understand people in a whole new way.