Emotional Healing

Let’s Talk Mental Health

February 11, 2018
Let's Talk Mental Health

|| m e n t a l  h e a l t h || let’s talk mental health for a hot minute. Depression. Anxiety. Worthlessness. I know the struggle all too well. The stigma around mental health is not as taboo as it once was, but I still feel that the shame of admitting that you’re not okay is just as real today, as it ever was. It can be a huge chore just to pull yourself out of bed somedays. I know that pretending you’re okay seems to be the only option. I know that actually diving into your issues can seem downright unbearable. Segregation comes easy, & distancing yourself from people who truly care may feel like the only option. The downward spiral into darkness as you pull away, continues to grow deeper & deeper until you can’t even see the light at all. At your darkest it seems like this is your life. It feels like nothing will or can ever change & at times it feels like you are destined to be this way forever. That dark place is empty, scary, hopeless, & lonely. Until you’ve felt the ache of mental illness I don’t think you really understand how hard it is to open up & be vulnerable…but man oh man is it necessary! We have an enemy who comes to kill, steal, & destroy, and the biggest lie that loser will tell you is that you are alone & nobody cares. But it NEEDS to become your truth that it is a LIE.

From the depths of my hopeless depression, Jesus placed me in the midst of people who not only helped me climb out of that hole, but they sincerely loved & cared about getting me out of it. Jesus helped me to realize the lie for what it was. People DID care, I DID need help, & Jesus showed me that I seriously could not do it on my own.  There is hope! There is always hope. Trust (as hard as it is)that Jesus will bring you into a brighter future, & trust that Jesus will show you people who not only will help, but want to help. Cling to His word, for it is truth, & take that first step! You are worth so much more than you know. 💕 This will NOT be your life. If He can help get me out, He can help get anyone out.

Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

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  • Reply Diane Taylor February 19, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    You’re an amazing woman and friend Sarah. Im so glad God put yku in my life. You are a treasure! <

    • Reply Sarah Lepp February 22, 2018 at 10:40 PM

      Thanks Diane! Love ya!!

  • Reply shauntagarth February 25, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    I know what it feels like to be so darn scared of people that I lose sleep over it every single night… In my past, I’ve had some friends (although very few) but I was plagued by my anxiety when I was around them and could never seem to shake it off… I was trying to portray an image of being calm and normal when I was around others, but under the surface, I was suffocating under my crippling anxiety… I reached a point where my social anxiety problem got so bad that I could only get out of my house if I had lots of alcohol beforehand… As you can imagine, this brought on a whole new slew of problems, like severe depression. At one point I even started contemplating suicide because I just couldn’t seem to find a way out of this hell and just felt increasingly hopeless about my situation. Many of you might be in a similar situation and feel as if you are going to be stuck like this for the rest of your days… But nothing could be further from the truth!

    • Reply Sarah Lepp February 26, 2018 at 9:33 AM

      Well said! I love when people who have been there share their overcoming stories! So glad you are out of it all!

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