Selena Gomez is a pretty big star. She is also someone who has gone through a lot at a young age. The last six years have been a difficult journey for her.  We all walk our own paths and they very in degree of difficulty. The big difference between us and Selena, our paths are not walked in the public eye.  Her new documentary premieres tomorrow.

Mental Health has become much easier to talk about. It used to be something people kept hidden. It wasn't cool to be open about it. Some people still believe you should just get over it. What is, "It," exactly? As defined by CMH Michigan, "Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices."

We all know people that have some form of Social Anxiety. Things that might roll off of us, hit them extremely hard. The pandemic has made a lot of mental issues even more of a struggle. If you are not sure what the signs of mental illness are, Mayo Clinic has provided a list.

In a lot of cases, we might still just push the stuff we are dealing with down deep. In my case, I was always told to, "Man up," and not cry about things. Sometimes, even men need a good cry. The world can cause more stress than it ever has before and Social Media can compound that. It is harder to put things out of sight and mind when you are seeing them in your various feeds. It is equally hard for people to quit their socials. If you are like me, it gets harder to deal with things as we get older. More responsibilities equals more stress. It is not always easy to talk about what you as a person are going through.


Selena is an example of putting yourself out there. Sometimes, you need to do that to get to the other side of things. There is no shame in talking. It doesn't have to be a friend, but it should be somebody. There are options here in Lansing. Take advantage of them if you need to. It might feel like you are alone, but you are not. There are plenty of people just like you. Their paths are different, but the struggles are similar.

Let's talk about it. It will be ok.



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