You Are Not Alone

What would you say to someone who's struggling?

I would say that, although I can’t possibly comprehend how you’re feeling in this exact moment, I’m here to walk through this pain with you. I’m here to help in whatever way is most helpful to you, even if that simply means we sit in silence together.” — Billy D.
I might be depressed this week, but if I'm not still attempting to eat well, workout, and drink more water, I'm not giving my body what it needs to bring me out of this. I tend to want to think my way out. Give yourself some grace.” — Ryan F.
Sometimes the people around you don't know how to ask if you need help but would 100% want to be your biggest supporters if you talk to them.”
I see how hard you've been trying, and I am so proud of you for continuing to fight. It's okay to struggle--it can be really tough out here! The important thing is that you are still here, still blessing the world with your wonderful and brave perspective. Please remember that you're never alone!!” — Helen Z.
It’s okay to reach out for help. It can be scary and repetitive at times, but like Wayne Gretzky once said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Tomorrow could be the day things finally turn around. Don’t give up.” — Cayla V.
Take your time and know that you always have a choice on how your life unfolds. You are not powerless.”
Love is the only thing the world needs. Love love. Love loving. This is what stopped me. Your love is needed.” — Yanir B.
You are not alone, and there are people out there who would love to listen to what you have to say. Even though it may not be perfect help, there are still different options and people who are willing to help.”
There are so many people who not only want to help you, but who share your story. You are not alone in your pain or your experience, even if sometimes it feels like you are the only one in the world. Reach out and you might be surprised by how many people reach back to hold you up ♥”
You are important, loved, & supported even if you don't feel it yet. Everything is temporary, and people care to help you. Take that leap & give yourself the assistance you deserve.”
A therapist told me that overcoming my mental health struggles was like climbing a ladder out of hell. The rungs burn your hands, you're clutching onto the smallest things to stay aloft, and you can't see the end of this arduous journey, but you have to believe that something better exists.” — Robyn S.
It's ok to live for the small things: your favorite TV show, a certain bakery you like, your pet cat. You are the only you there is, so no one can replace you. Some days it's okay that the only thing you did was survive. You did it, you beat your own personal record for consecutive days lived.”
I know I hated reading when I was down, so I’m gonna keep it short. Stay and see everything get better. You can’t see things get better if you don’t stay. keep going.”
I'm here for you. Do you want me to sit with you while you call the counseling center?” — Hayley H.
What you are feeling today is not the same as what you will feel tomorrow, or the next day. Your feelings are valid and sometimes I know it may feel like you are alone, but I promise that you aren’t. There are people out there that love you and appreciate you for the amazing person you truly are.” — Anushka G.
You have the power to take back control. You can use your voice to be honest with friends/family that you are struggling, communicate to teachers that you are overwhelmed, or seek help from a mental health professional when you need it.” — Sarah P.
Take care of yourself the way you would take care of a friend. You're important, you're loved, and you're influential.”
Needing help isn't a sign of weakness, and reaching out for help is one of the biggest shows of strength you can make. You're strong. Reach out.”
My favorite quote is, "You can't pour out of an empty cup." Don't forget to attend to your physical, emotional, or spiritual needs before anything else. You matter. Your well-being matters. And that must be taken care of before you do anything else <3.” — Emma S.
I am here for you and you are loved and are never alone.” — Abby B.
Although it may seem like no one cares or no one is listening, there is always one person out there who is there for you, loves you conditionally, and sees your worth. If you still haven't found that person, then I can be that person because trust me, my friend, you are not alone.” — Elaina S.
Don't be afraid. I know it's scary and you feel horrible inside. But, none of it is your fault, you can feel better. You will feel better, do not give up because we are here for you and we won't give up on you.”
I see you. I hear you. I’m with you. You’re never alone.” — Brianna G.
I cannot understand all that you are going through, but I hear you and will listen to you. No matter what adversities you go through in life, you are always worthy of living. Keep holding on, and remember that you have overcome every challenge and obstacle leading you up to this point.” — Kelly M.
It’s ok to not be ok. Be real about where you are at and what you’re feeling. Start from there and get help.”
You are not alone. There's more people than you think in this world who have been there and who are willing to help you.”
Know that you are not alone! There are people from all parts of your life who are here for you. This is a hard patch, but you will get through it. Keep your eye on the prize, and don't be afraid to reach out for help.” — Jaiden S.
Every day can be a struggle, and there doesn’t seem like there is an end. Think of the person who holds open the door for you, who smiles, who says please and thank you when you interact with them, the people who you see being weird and it makes you smile. You are one of those people, you matter.” — Camille M.
Every moment that you've endured has shaped you into the person you are right now. Your resilience is a continuous journey of hurt, warmth, discovery, challenge, and opportunities to share your heart with the world. Who you are is so valuable and so enough. We need you here. Help is real.” — Macy F.
As a suicide attempt survivor, I would tell them: “I’m here for you. How are you? I care for you. Wait. I’m here to listen. I’m here to hold the hope for you and get you the help you need. I still have feelings of overwhelm, but it gets better. Let’s do this together. I need you to survive.”” — Amy M.
Know that your feelings are valid and to remember that you are a strong, independent, and wonderful individual. You are worth it, needed, wanted, and loved.” — Caroline M.
Never believe the lie that you are all alone.”
Don’t be afraid to reach out if needed - it doesn’t have to be to me, but sharing with someone else is always a first step that you can take.” — Geela Margo R.
You are too valuable, and you are very important to me and others. And I don't even know you! You have amazing gifts and talents. You are not alone. What can I do to help you? Because you are awesome!” — Tony S.
It's okay to cry. It's okay to admit that you're struggling, to reach out for help or advice, and it's okay to even just ask for a hug then cry it out on their shoulder. But remember that after every bad day is the possibility of a better one. It's okay to cry, but remember that hope is okay, too.”
"How can I support you?" For some people, knowing that someone is there and willing to listen and help them can be a great feeling even if they don't know what kind of support they need.” — Sydney W.
You are loved, you are valued, and this world would not be the same without you here.” — Eric G.
I’m here for you no matter what time of the day it is! I’m just a text or phone call away❤” — Amy S.
I hear you. I am here for you. You are not alone.”
There's a Chinese proverb that gives me motivation when I'm struggling that goes “old man loses his horse, but how would he have known it was a blessing?" The story goes on to say that the horse returned with another fine steed. Sometimes in hindsight, our growth comes after some struggle.” — Stephen C.
I’m sorry you are struggling. You should know that there are so many people who care about you. I would encourage you to confide in one of them about what you are going through - allowing someone in your life to support you will help more than you know!” — Kathryn
How can I help?”
I am here for you and I hear you.” — Megan Lauren B.
Love yourself and take care of it, and you're worth it.”
You are loved and your presence is needed.”
Things seem hard now. And that’s ok. But they won’t always be hard. Find small things in life to be grateful for, no matter how small they may be.” — Nathan B.
You are not alone. There's more people than you think in this world who have been there and who are willing to help you.”
Reaching out is scary but worth it. It's never to late to talk to someone. I love you, and I want to see what your future holds. I may not know you personally, but I'm rooting for you.” — Elizabeth M.
You can do hard things' has been a powerful affirmation for me recently. It acknowledges that what you're going through is painful and heavy, but also that you're strong enough to survive it. Struggling with your mental health can feel like an uphill battle, but it's still a battle that you can win.” — Sarah R.
I'll go with you. You are not alone. Telling me was the hardest part. After the first step, you will have us by your side the rest of the way.”
It is okay to not be okay. It is okay to feel. It’s okay to show emotion. And it is definitely okay to ask for help. Asking for help does not make you weak, it is a very strong and empowering thing to do. I’ve been in therapy for a few months and it is so beyond helpful. Ask for help. We need you.” — bailey s.
The struggles you face may seem scary at first, but it’s important to remember that there is always someone who can make that struggle a little bit easier! Even just listening and offering a friendly smile... there is always a way to allow the kindness of others to aid you in your own growth!” — Leila R.
Even though things might seem dark sometimes, always remember that there are people who love you and they always want you to be safe and happy 😊” — Stephanie C.
I’ve been there, I really have. In the moment you feel like that is the only option. You lie there awake at night knowing that there is nothing left. I’m only here today because in my crisis I just told myself to give it another week. And then again. And then again. It gets better.” — Hannah W.
Your story matters. You are loved and you are not alone.” — Becky F.
The world is a better place because you are in it. Even if it doesn't always feel like it, there's people who love you and are rooting for you. Even when you are struggling, you are worthy.” — Lydia B.
I'm scared too but we're always stronger together.”
Having lost my father to suicide nearly 3 years ago, I have become quite different around the topic of suicide. I know mental health is a taboo subject, however I must say that nobody is immune to it. If someone you know is struggling, be there for them, even if it’s all you can do. I miss you dad.”
It's OK to not be OK. You are not alone and you are so loved.” — Meera V.
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