May is mental health awareness month, in case you didn’t know. Mental health and well being is something I am a huge advocate for, and I’m also aware of how many people suffer in silence, including myself. I think it’s important to be transparent about mental health, because there are so many people who are afraid to get help, or don’t know who to turn to. So allow me if you will, to share my story.
Mental Health Awareness Month
I have suffered on and off from both depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. There was a period of time where I had no idea what was wrong with me, because I grew up at a time where the internet was not yet a thing, I did not have a whole lot of outlets for it. With that said, I went a long time without getting the help I needed, and when I finally did get the help I needed, it was a huge HOLY FUCK, moment. Now that people do have many more resources, I want to make sure that anyone who is suffering from trauma, depression, crippling anxiety, or any other mental health issues, knows that there are outlets for you.
Mental Health And The Stigma
Now I do joke about being a crazy bitch, however I also know there are people afraid to come forward with their mental health concerns, for fear of being labeled “crazy,” or being either mistreated or flat out ignored, or called a freak. Having a mental illness does not make you a freak; you are NOT crazy, and there is nothing fucking wrong with you if you are mentally ill, you need to know that. You also need to know that if you need to talk to someone, or you feel like you need extra help, it’s okay. You can talk to your doctor, you can talk to a therapist, you can go to counseling. There are so many resources available and I am urging you to take advantage of them if you need them. Take it from someone who finally did see a therapist (No… not because I keep turning people into frogs), after a traumatic experience, and boy was I glad I did.
Talk To Your Friendly Neighborhood Femdom
Please do not discount the power of venting. It’s okay to vent, it’s okay to talk about your feelings, and it’s a hell of a lot better than keeping everything bottled up. I am an ear for those who need an ear without judgement, because lets face it: We all have bad days, or things we feel crappy about. There are other things you can do that will positively impact your mental health, and one of them is self care, something I discussed in my energy clearing blog post. Take a bubble bath, treat yourself to an ice cream cone, go watch a movie curled up under the covers. If you’re having a day where you simply cannot handle social interaction, turn the phone off, close the blinds, and take care of you. Another way to boost your mental health is staying active, because physical activity is great for grounding and stress.
And of course, if you need to vent about anything, you can always call and talk to me! I do have callers who don’t have a fantasy or want phone sex, they just want to talk and be heard. So please don’t ever feel like you “have” to talk about sex, unless you want to, in which case I’m up for it! I say all of this to say that it’s okay to call your favorite femdom if you’re having a bad day and just need to vent, cry, throw cake… whatever you need, I am here for you! And the number to reach me is 1-800-601-6975, just ask for Brighton. I hope you guys are taking care of yourself and being gentle with yourself… unless I tell you to not be gentle with yourself. Ha!!!