TW: mental illness, self-harm, depression, alcohol
sometimes i feel real bad, but i say 'i'm ok', because that's just who i am.
sometimes i feel real bad, but i say 'i'm ok', because i know most people don't care anyways.
sometimes i feel real bad, but i say 'i'm ok', because there's still too much stigma around not feeling well.
however, i believe there's nothing bad about feeling bad. it just happens and we need to accept that. there are people who don't feel great all the time, and we should offer them safety and understanding.
by no means do i want to glorify self-harm or mental illnesses with this photo series.
my point is that there can be many other things hiding behind a simple 'i'm ok', and often, they're not the nicest.
this series is what might be hiding behind my own 'i'm ok's, and it is no universal representation of poor mental health. each person is different and feels and acts differently. this is how i feel, sometimes.
if you or anyone you know ever suffer from any mental problems, please do not hesitate and search for help. do not hide your feelings behind fake statements. ask for support and offer support to others. it is really important.