This may be a tad bit late, but the fight for mental health persists.
Kris Ponce Enrile, who from time to time experiences anxiety, took to Instagram to share a self-care thread. She opened up about depression and how it gets her on her worst days.
“But I can do it all on my own now! Thank you for helping me fight to stay in this crazy but beautiful world. Thank you for being part of my journey,” she wrote with a flicker of hope.
To all those experiencing mental health issues, always remember that you are not alone. We’re all in this fight together.
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Hey B, I remember when we first met, things between L and I didn’t work out. I was scared. I was terrified. I was angry at myself. I didn’t know if we would be a good fit but I knew I needed you. Then we got to know each other and you calmed my mind. You eased my soul. My days had pockets of light. And I didn’t think I could picture a life without you. Last April, they told me you were leaving my life. Again, I was scared. Again, I was terrified. But this time I wasn’t angry at myself. I was so so proud that I finally learned to do things without you. I learned to calm my own my mind. I learned to ease my soul. I learned to make my days brighter than ever. Here I am, two months without you. My anxiety still lingers. My depression has its days. But I can do it all on my own now! Thank you for helping me fight to stay in this crazy but beautiful world. Thank you for being part of my journey. Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay so here I am, remembering you. I used to be ashamed of you but I sit here, writing this to honor you. I know if our paths ever cross again, I won’t be scared, I won’t be terrified. I will hug you tight like a long lost friend because I will be reminded of that light you handed me. Always, Kristen. #FightTheStigma #SelfCareThreads #brintellix #lexapro