Having so much time in my hands and not investing it into something productive really awoken me. I was tired of feeling like I was stuck in the moment and that I wasn’t doing anything to make myself feel proud and accomplished. I struggle with social anxiety so working a nine to five job sounded a little overwhelming, luckily after some research online I found something I could get my hands into. Welcome to my website.

Why Am I Here?

As I’ve said before, I struggle with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Growing up, it was really difficult to open up (it still is) I never had the proper support that I needed, to deal with my mental health. Due to that, I ended up in a really bad place in my life to which I wasn’t proud of. Depression became my closest friend and to this day she still travels with me everywhere.  

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It’s frustrating having to deal with everything on your own. Being in your teen years and seeing everyone else getting along so well with their parents and other family members made me question so many things in my life. You see, I didn’t grow up in a stable home, much less I had loving and caring parents. It was a really hard time for me, and to top it all off, the “support” I was getting from other family members ended up becoming something toxic, abusive and manipulative; something that ended up making my mental health deteriorate.

My Goals

I know how hard it can be having to deal with everything on your own. Having everyone point fingers at you, but not having the time to understand where I was coming from. No one, and I mean no one, took the initiative to guide me. Instead, they made me feel even worse with myself, they didn’t guide me nor teach me how I was supposed to “survive life”.

Doing everything on your own marks you. I know how that feels. My main goal with my website is for it to be a safe place for everyone. A place where you can unwind and forget about what you’re going through, even if It’s just for a few seconds. A place where you can find tools and resources to help you push through your situation. I am not a mental health professional, so I can’t give you a solid advice for what you’re dealing with, but I can be there for you and help you guide yourself while strengthening your mindset until you reach your full potential.

It’s not easy, I know but it’s not impossible either. You have the power to change your life and make it something that you truly enjoy and feel proud of.

Sometimes, when someone witnesses what you’re going through, that alone can make such a huge impact on you. That is what I want. I want to help you make that impact and walk with you towards what success and a more manageable state of mind can feel like.

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My Main Focus 

The brain is one of the most important organs in your body. Why’s that? Well, for starters, it’s the organ that helps you make decisions, construct your own opinions and beliefs, not to mention it’s what gives every other part of your body the signals to function properly.

On my website, I want to provide you with a little insight into what it is like living with a mental illness, how to manage certain aspects in your life and simply, help you thrive along your journey. You deserve to heal. You have the power to change your life. It’s not easy, I know, but you can do it. Everything starts with you taking the first step, which is acknowledging that you’re dealing with something and finding tools that can help you not only survive but thrive as well.

I want to share some of my personal experiences with you along the way of this journey and I hope you can welcome me into your life.

Trust

Trust can be defined as one of the most complicated, eye-opening and life-changing things. If you’re like me, trust is something sacred that takes way too long to accomplish and so little to lose.

We’ve been hurt so much, how can we trust again? That’s a hard question, and I don’t have the answer to it. You see, there’s so much strength in trusting someone, you’re giving someone a small part of yourself, hoping that they can treasure your efforts of opening up while giving yourself a chance to confide in someone, even if you’re scared that they will end up doing what they promised you they wouldn’t.

Where am I going with this?

After taking my time doing some research, I found that there has been actual proof of certain studies that prove that we trust strangers more easily than we trust the people we know. But why is that? In my opinion, having someone that you barely know leads to engagement. We tend to confide in people we’ve know for a few minutes, to hear and later forget the story we’re telling. We don’t want feedback. We just want someone to listen and show some empathy, that in most cases we don’t get from the people we know.

A stranger is someone who knows nothing about us, which gives us the leverage of them not having to process certain information, meaning that if they know nothing about us, they won’t have the urge to tell us what we want to hear, but instead use their judgment towards what they’re really thinking.

“The impact of personality traits on trust in strangers is stronger than on trust in friends. While conscientiousness and openness, in particular, are important traits for the development of both trust in friends and strangers, agreeableness is related to trust in strangers.” You can read more about that here.

Let’s Walk This Path Together

You’re probably wondering what does any of that have to do with you? For starters, I wanted to take a moment to talk about my website, get more personal with you and share what’s on my mind. What’s the point on sharing something with someone if, in the end, you can’t trust them. Testimonies can lead to so much greatness, and that it’s what I’m trying to do. I want you to know that even if you’re going through a really rough time, there is always hope at the end of the tunnel. There is always something that keeps you fighting throughout each day.

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You’re not alone. If you ever need to reach out to someone, I would be more than grateful to help you in whatever way I can. If you would like to share something with me, please leave a comment down below or email me at stephanie@mentalhealthpath.com

Take care of yourself. You got this!


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