Writing this post for 1in4 was far from easy, but it’s a subject and topic that I’ve wanted to talk about and share for a while now. My dad dying was a very traumatic event in my life but I try to see it as the point when I began to take charge of my mental health, by actually beginning to understand what it was.
It took a long time for me to get to where I am now, and I am far from perfect at managing my mental health and keeping up with my self-care but I am challenging my mental illness more than ever. I am taking charge of it and sharing my story with as many people as I can to try and help them. I can only hope others don’t have to go through what I did without support and help.
Full article available here: https://iam1in4.com/2018/11/death-and-grief/
Experiencing death and grief helped me understand myself. I’m helping others now, and I think my dad would be proud of who I am today.