You do not have to push through the pain.
We know you are tough, we know you are strong, and it is still okay to stop and get help.
If you were to break your femur, would you run keep running? Would you hide it from everyone around you, force yourself through life, grimacing at every step?
Does your mental health get as much consideration as your physical health?
Sometimes, it is okay to not be okay.
Unlike the broken femur, to “not be okay” can look a lot of different ways..
It can have a name, or a label, like Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD; or, it can be a feeling, like stressed, tired, angry, hurt. Sometimes the pain comes from your situation, sometimes it comes from your genetics, sometimes it seems to come from nowhere at all. Whatever you call your pain, it does not define you.