Today is World Mental Health Day. What does that mean? Today is the only day to come out about mental health disorders and not get judged for it.
I was about 16 years old, in my sophomore year of high school. I woke up, got dressed in my school uniform, and prepared myself for the day ahead. I went through the first few classes with ease. My everyday routine. Repetition. Easy.
Even as a little girl, I thought I was so over-dramatic and annoying for worrying about things that I shouldn't. I stressed every detail, over-thought about friendships, past conversations, and past interactions. I constantly reread every message and rethought every scenario. I pressed and etched the little things into my head. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.