The World Can Be a Scary Place

The world can be a scary place. It is for all of us at one point or another.

It is even more terrifying for those of us who can’t determine what’s real and what’s not. It may be a belief we have, a person we see but others don’t, or a disconcerting sound or feeling. We’re left questioning everything in and around us. It is a form of torture, just like every other mental health issue.

I don’t understand why some of us experience this when we become overwhelmed or those of us who are simply trying to exist. What I do know is it will pass, because it always does. We have been here before, and we will get through it again.

I say “we” because you are not alone in your fight. I don’t know who you are, but I know the pain you’re experiencing because I feel it too. This intensity will lessen, and we will be okay again.

A word of advice is to reach out to someone you trust - someone who gets you.

If you don’t have one of those people in your life, there are beautiful communities online where you can meet others like you, and there are helplines if you are in crisis or need to offload safely.

Even if it’s hard to identify them right now, I believe we always have someone in our corner who cares. It may be a teacher, a friend, a youth worker, a therapist, a colleague, or a family member. Whoever makes you feel safe, valid, and loved, is who you need to talk to.

You don’t have to explain everything that’s going on for you. One sentence of vulnerability could be all it takes to feel a little lighter.

You deserve to receive help, be listened to, and be cared for. You are important. You’ve probably heard that many times, yet, I know you don’t believe it, so let me tell you again: you are important.

Your presence matters in this world. This scary world needs your story to continue. Stay with me till the world is no longer terrifying but beautiful.


Voices of Hope wants you to know that you do not have to do this alone. Click here to 'find help' - it's not weak to speak!

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