Personal Story

As you might have noticed, I haven’t been very active over the last few months. I usually don’t really share this kind of personal information, but felt like it was needed, since I see a lot of people struggling with the same things. Here it is; my personal story.

I decided to tell my personal story, hoping some of you can find some comfort in it.

The past year I have been struggling with very severe physical and mental health issues. I felt so bad, up to a point where I litteraly felt like I could die at any time. I had a huge variety of severe physical problems, which made life really, really hard for me. I’m usually not the help-seeking kinda guy and thought I could figure this out myself as long as I just tried to ignore it and hid it from other people. I kept going on with my business as usual, kept on working and everything. However, once there were no people around anymore, I broke down almost every single day. I was embarrassed and at the same time scared of all kinds of life-threathening diseases, which made me decide to consult a docter. After many hospital visits and physical examinations, I got diagnosed with a major burn-out. I realised that most of my physical problems were closely related to my mental health and stress levels. I realised I could not solve this problem all by myself and decided to seek help, both professionally, as help from friends and family. Now, almost a full year later, I’m starting to feel like the old me again and I’m 100% sure I will come back stronger and happier than ever!

We’re living in a crazy society were people feel like they are insufficient and never have enough and most people never feel truly happy. It’s become way too easy to compare yourself with everyone and everything, which fucks with our self-esteem and happiness. Being considered by many as a ‘successful’ young adult myself, I can assure you that everyone is facing their own demons and fighting their own battles. Even all of the people who seem to have it all and act like they live a perfect life on social media.

We’ve recently seen to many young people who did not seek help and gave up on life, which makes me really sad. Therefore, I can’t stress enough that if you feel like you’re having mental health issues, you should seek help! Even though you might feel embarressed, you can seek help anounymously, or at least talk to the people you trust most in your direct environment. I can assure you that it helps and that it will get better eventually!

I felt embarressed to share my personal story with all of you, and it took me a lot of time and courage to eventually do it. However, I felt like it was needed and truly hope some of you find comfort in it. I’ve been at my absolute worst, but am feeling better and better every day and am truly enjoying life again. Trust me, so can you!

If you’re feeling great and don’t have any issues, I’m happy for you! Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re doing it right. But to everyone who is facing issues; stay strong and seek help! Things will get better and you will feel happy again, I promise! Life is way too beautiful to keep walking around with these issues! ❤️


Robert Mitchell


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