One reason that our emotional and psychological pains go unmet is because many of us don’t acknowledge these pains as a reality. For so long many have tried to hide their pain and the bottom line is, some people just don’t feel comfortable sharing their hurts with others on a personal level. Hurt is a very painful experience and when we can detach, whether it’s by leaving the situation all together or minimizing the pain, we often do the best we can with what we have and what we have seen, heard, or been taught.
“If you never heal from what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you.” -Unknown
The National Alliance on Mental Illness defines mental illness as “a condition that impacts a person’s thinking, feeling or mood.” It is also important to note that mental illness or emotional pain may occur more than once in life to the same person. It is estimated that depression affects approximately 1 in 10 Americans and over seventy-percent of these people who are clinically depressed are not receiving proper treatment. No, not everyone has the diagnosis of a mental illness, but we shouldn’t be ashamed to engage in self-care. Continuing the cycle of not acknowledging there is a problem will not help the situation and will not heal the pain.
We don’t have to see these painful experiences as negative events but can see them as lessons for growth and to help make our experiences more powerful.
What is causing your hurt? Is it physical, mental, relational, spiritual, generational or is it a combination? The first step is to admit that your pain is real. The second step is to acknowledge that you can heal.
Are you ready to move into a place of healing?
For help with your healing, contact mental health professional or contact Dr. Ronica at (601) 622-1393.