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What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self About Mental Health

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But. She was also a bit of a mess.

Younger me loved music and poetry and French existential philosophy. She was so fun!

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We didn’t talk about mental illness when I was younger. Terms like 'manic depressive' and 'depression' were whispered with a sense of secrecy and shame if ever anyone mentioned them.

— MAYIM

“Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown” podcast seeks to change JUST that.

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Here are the five main messages Mayim hopes to get across to anyone like her younger self...

"Shame keeps us from getting help. There is nothing to be ashamed about. You are human and you are struggling. Get help."

#1

help.

Get

"There’s no magic here. You have to put in the footwork. That means pushing fear aside and doing the work presented to you."

#2

Do

the work.

"Mental health for many of us is a lifelong commitment to not giving up and to doing the work. But progress isn’t always linear."

#3

It's not always

a straight path

"Well, some things are. My love for dark chocolate is forever. But everything else? Not so much. Everything shifts with time. Don’t get hung up on outcomes."

#4

Nothing

is forever

"Well, don’t trust it all of the time. Having a mental illness, or even intense emotions, means our minds can play tricks on us and on reality."

#5

your mind

Don't trust

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