For anyone who is struggling with mental illness and is afraid to get help, I can promise you it’s not scary. I’ve been through treatment for anxiety and trust me when I tell you, they are there to help you. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

If you are a man, I want to tell you I’m sorry for all the stereotypes surrounding mental illness for you. It’s tragic that the stigma exists. I see this in my boyfriend, he is a hard worker and he gets stressed, and recently he has been very anxious. He wants to do everything himself, and it’s hard for him to ask for help because he wants to be strong. I really want him to be strong enough to go for help instead of trying to fix it himself.

Trust me and others who will tell you: it’s okay. You don’t need to do it yourself. Mental illness happens, there is nothing wrong with you. You just need a little push to get back to your happy, healthy life.

So take that step. It will be worth it.

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