Thank you for supporting me through the most difficult night of my life.
For comforting me when panic completely overtook my mind, for treating me as compassionately as you always have and for encouraging me to prioritize my mental health. To this day, my health is a top priority and I am willing to slow down when I feel overwhelmed.
Thank you for reassuring me when anxiety causes me to doubt myself.
When I worry that I will never be gainfully employed, second-guess a piece of writing I sent out, or wonder if I am “the annoying friend,” you never fail to remind me that I am strong, capable, and loved, dispelling the pervasive “what-ifs”.
Thank you for reminding me that I am never as alone as I feel.
The stories you have shared about your experiences are a powerful reminder that there are a vast number of people in the world who share the same challenges. I have learned that if we support each other, stand together and share our stories and experiences with one another, not only will we become stronger and more resilient in the face of adversity, but we will also feel less alone.