Handling Mental Health

Soul Searching

So there is a common idea that expressing emotions equates to being weak or vulnerable. Crying is seen as a sign of immaturity and persons are often advised to suppress feelings of sadness. But why do people consider these emotions to be weak? Is it because it takes a great deal of strength to deal with such overwhelming emotions; strength that they themselves could not find? Because it does. It takes tremendous courage for someone to admit to feeling sad, lonely, or depressed. Persons who see these feelings are vulnerable may in fact be withholding similar emotions within themselves due to fear of the inability to tolerate or overcome them.

Many people are afraid of the outcome if they express such deep feelings. “What will others think? Will I ever feel good after that? Will I cry too much and embarrass myself?How do I stop crying when I start?” These…

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