The words,” I am enough” and “I am blessed “are the words that saved me. They continue to save me because they are powerful
Growing up in Sabon-Gari District in Kano meant that once in a while, you saw ‘mad’ people walking naked on your street. ‘Mad’ was the term we all used back then and it referred to people with mental illnesses. People who have not been given any kind help (mainly because of shame) and their illnesses have spiralled to the point where the families have lost control of the situation. Most of them were hidden indoors by families.
Back then, due to lack of education on mental issues, People thought most of their problems were either spiritual or due to drug abuse. I thought that too!
Looking at my life, and with the traumas, I am blessed not to have had any obvious mental health issues. It may just because of my faith and the fact that I don’t bottle up my feelings. I speak up, I cry, I shout, I do whatever it takes to get rid of stress.Also, I have never used alcohol or drugs to make me feel better about my pain. I have always had good friends to talk to and I have always confronted the people who I feel have hurt me
My late brother could not do this. He was not as strong as me. He had a life trauma that threw him into the hands of mental illness. With no a lot of support, this finally led to his death.
The words,” I am enough” and “I am blessed “are the words that saved me. They continue to save me because they are powerful. I affirm them even when I don’t feel enough or blessed. Try affirming these words, it may just help you too.
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