Life sucks.

Might as well admit it now. You’re born, you grow old, you die. If you’re lucky, you find happiness along the way…but if you’re like me, you feel like you’re in an endless struggle. Many claim that mental illnesses are over-diagnosed, others think it’s psychosomatic; I call bull on both.

Who is to say what you’re feeling isn’t true? Who has the right tell you that you’re not suffering? It’s because of people like these that we feel the need to hide our pain. But by hiding in the shadows we only isolate ourselves. We force ourselves to go through life alone.

But we are not alone. You are not alone. You are not a castaway or deserted. You are loved and you are definitely important.

These are the things that are so easily forgotten when you’re suffering. Reminding you of this simple truth is the purpose of this blog. We want to show others who suffer that they are not alone. To provide encouragement and some insight on getting through those tough moments. It’s so easy to lose ourselves in our mind, and this battle that we’re constantly fighting leaves us feeling helpless. We feel the need to get better, but some people make us feel like we need to be fixed instead. This is a common misconception. We are not machines; we can’t be fixed nor do we need to be.

No matter what, remember you are not broken. Maybe a little bent, but not broken.

Co-Written by Amanda and Lauraine