• Frank Font

Mental Health

Mental health is the thing that I am least qualified to talk about, not that I’m that qualified to talk about anything else. However, the point of this website is to try to help others regardless of the topic. I was fortunate enough not to deal with any significant mental health problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Therefore, I will not pretend to know what others with such conditions go through, but I will discuss a particular point in my life when I felt depressed and had a misconception about mental health.

We will have to take things back to 2019 during my time in high school and the first time I spent time with someone who had mental health issues. This person was my girlfriend at the time, whose name I will not mention as we were never at the best of terms after the end of the relationship. However, during our relationship, she would express that she had constant anxiety, and I was able to experience it firsthand. Still, I did not fully comprehend what she was going through. At the time, my advice would always be to not pay any mind to the thing that was causing her anxiety. This advice came from ignorance as I have always been a person who never cared much about anything. Therefore, if I am not actively thinking, my mind will go blank quite literally. At the time, I honestly did believe that I was giving her the best advice possible; it was not until I went off to university and we constantly had arguments that I started to get anxious because of the relationship. It eventually got to the point that I would not fall asleep, and if I did, I would get horrible night sweats and an increased heart rate. That allowed me to understand what she was going through, and it should be that my advice was not helpful because it did not help me in the slightest. However, I did resolve my problem by no longer caring about the relationship, but that eventually led to it ending.

I learned from this experience that it is challenging to place yourself in someone else’s shoes unless you have been in the same situation. Even if you have, the solution that worked for you may not help others. This does not mean that you should offer any advice, but do consider that it may not be that simple for another person to implement it into their life. When I had anxiety, if that is what it was, the only thing that truly helped me was going to the gym and exercising. The only justification I have for why it works is that when you are trying to squat your body weight, you aren’t going to be able to think about much unless you want all the weight on the bar to compress your spine. I will not speak on pills as they always have a list of side effects that differ from one person to another. Even though exercise may only offer moments of relief, when I start to get individuals to interview, hopefully, one of them can share how they overcame their mental health issues. Others will then be able to use that as a guide.

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