Your Existence Is Mental Health
If you believe that there is nothing wrong with your mental health, then you are deceiving yourself or in denial. Never believe someone who reports that nothing is wrong with their mental health. It’s like saying, “I never catch a cold. I’m pretty much healthy all the time.” If that’s the case, then you’re not human. Every living person on this planet has gone through something or is currently going through something; it’s called being human. No one can get past human suffering because this is what God wants us to experience as his creation.
We were created to experience pain and suffering in the form of mental health. We don’t necessarily have to have a mental illness but the mere fact that we are alive is game for suffering. Emotions such as sadness, anger, annoyance, irritability and many more make up the realm of mental health. The act of waking up in the morning and not looking forward to your day is part of your mental health.
Your existence is mental health and your existence is no where near perfect! Even if you have everything in the world going for you, you still fall infinitely short from perfection. Only God is perfect and humans cannot be God for there is only one; anything else you hear is Satan’s manipulation at play. Never believe a person who tells you that you can become perfect and turn into “a God;” that’s an impossible wish from its inception.
Don’t even strive for perfect mental health; you’ll never obtain it. Rather, strive to improve your mental health every single day by addressing the issues that bother you and sharing your experiences with others. The latter point cannot be overstated: you have to open up and bring what is inside out into the world so that others can hear, feel and experience your perception of reality. In doing so, you’ll be in better hands to tackle your mental health concerns.
If you are not suffering from a mental illness, don’t go out there and mess it up by abusing drugs. It’s just not worth the risk. At the end of the day, I can’t tell you what to do with your mind and body; God gave us free will to do as we wish. But keep in mind that free will does not always act in our best interest. Even if you dabble in marijuana, what’s going to stop you from advising others to not partake? There’s an inherent goodness in all of us and we want to see others be healthy, but we have to tap into this goodness for it easily gets lost when not harnessed and utilized consistently.
There’s no psychiatrist, priest, leader or any human being that will ever provide you with perfect mental health. You have to accept this fact and continue living your life the best way that you can possibly can. And if you are suffering from a mental illness, please come out and share it with someone; don’t continue to hide behind your symptoms because we all know how difficult it is to suffer alone.
There’s no such thing as perfect mental health.
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