We’ll be addressing mental health issues today, the problems that most of us are either silenced about or too shy to say out loud. I understand how the terror grips and rips your chest apart. I also know how you lay in bed late at night thinking about that fight from years ago. Contemplating where you would be if you had said this instead of that or if you wouldn’t have said it in the first place. I understand how you questioned your self-worth and the doubts instilled by their words. Sometimes your brain runs fast and there are times you feel like an outcast.
Your heart races when you’re around new faces. It gets hard to ask for help, yet you wish someone would listen to your silent yelp. The pain in your chest is very real; they tell you to cut down a meal. They say you do what you do to seek attention; your condition is beyond their comprehension. Those nights of terror, where you drowned in self-pity over every error. You want them to call you when they go out, but refuse their offers because of doubts. I understand how you want to let it out, punch a person, throw a pillow and just shout. When you start to think you can’t stop, your ship of emotions starts to sink and every idea seems to flop.
When you feel that the world doesn’t understand when you’re too afraid to take a stand, know that you are not alone. Reach out and grab Allah’s hand. The One who says: “Indeed I am near.” [2:186] When your tears come streaming down your face, when you lose someone you can’t replace. He listens to you and He responds to you. Put your forehead to the ground and let the tears flow, let your heart supplicate and watch your face glow. He calls out to you and says: “And your Lord is going to give you, and you will be satisfied.”[93:6] People come and people go, some stay long some stay longer, Allah is the only one who makes you stronger.