For years Ariana Grande has been very open about her battle with mental health but with the well-known unfortunate events that happened to her, one of them being the death of her ex-boyfriend. PTSD, anxiety and depression became a big part of her life.
In 2018, she won the Woman of the Year award in music and her acceptance speech showed us that life sometimes won’t be perfect in every area and that’s okay.
“A lot of people would look at someone in my position right now and think, she’s really got her stuff together, she’s really on it, she’s got it all…but as far as my personal life goes, it’s been a very conflicting one,” she said.
Ariana Grande was battling anxiety for years and like most of us, when you suffer from it for a longer period of time, you become so used to that feeling that you’re not even sure what the normal state of mind should be anymore.
There are so many people who feel that way, so it’s really comforting not to be afraid and reach out and talk about it. Many people who battle depression and anxiety feel an enormous amount of guilt for it.
No matter how good things are, it can totally change everything. So it takes hard work, practice, therapy, self-care and so much love. You need to know that depression and anxiety are not something that you should feel ashamed or guilty for having. You should never blame yourself.
So many people feel that way. Please try to put the guilt behind you and concentrate on getting better because having a positive life is more important than feeling guilty. Remember, it’s not your fault. You are not going to be good to anyone else in your life if you don’t take care of yourself first. Self-care isn’t selfish.
It’s necessary you should speak up and talk about it and sometime even try therapy. There is nothing to be ashamed of. Your mental health is more important than anything. In all honesty, therapy has saved my life so many times. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, you don’t have to be in a consistent pain.
With everything that life has thrown at her, Ariana Grande became the fighter that she is today.
If you think your depression is making you weak, you are wrong. Your depression is making you stronger. I know this sounds strange to believe, but battling depression is making you stronger and they are able to make you cope with every challenge and hardship that life brings upon you. You are far more stronger than you think, give yourself some credit!