“As long as you have hope.
That’s what my therapist told me two years ago when I told her I wanted to end it all.
Nothing she said made a difference, apart from “I have hope for you.”
I had none myself, but I did have something inside me that didn’t want to give up completely.
I held onto her words, and told myself that if she had hope in me, then that was enough to keep fighting.
I’m in a much better place as I write this. My anxiety hasn’t give completely, but I’m managing my thoughts a lot better, and am finally seeing the light.
If you are struggling right now with any mental illness, then hold onto anything…anything you can, because these feelings do pass and there is hope for you too.”
Ben Knowles, London