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  • Oh, my God, I might get emotional.

  • Okay.

  • The biggest thing I wanna tell you is that it's okay to struggle.

  • For anyone who is out there struggling, know that you're not alone.

  • There's other people going through what you're going through, too.

  • Being good to yourself⏤I think sometimes people don't give themselves permission to honor themselves and be good to themselves.

  • What you feel is real and it matters.

  • (What advice would you give a friend who is struggling with their mental health?)

  • Right now, you might be feeling like there is no way out, and you might be feeling like your only way out is to end it all.

  • But by doing that, you're robbing yourself from the opportunity to find happiness and to realize how beautiful this life really is.

  • Give yourself a break.

  • Um, take some time off, even if it's just, uh, just for, you know, a day on the weekend or something.

  • Be patient with yourselfwe all go through hard times.

  • And don't let anyone tell you or discourage you from what you're going through.

  • You know, when I went through what I was going through, I had such a difficult time with my parents.

  • Because they didn't know how to communicate with me about it and I didn't know how to communicate with them about it.

  • The world is so big now.

  • The Internet is there; there... there are resources.

  • You just have to know what the right questions are to ask and... and howfigure out how to find the people that are going through the same things as you.

  • Get off the couch; just, like, get off the couch.

  • I know it's so easy to sink into it when you're feeling crummy.

  • Force yourself on a walk.

  • Make sure you're moving your body, whatever that looks like.

  • Dance, yoga, hiking, footballanything; just move your body.

  • Whatever it takes, go get help.

  • We live in a place where you can get help.

  • If it takes five weeks, three weeks, a monthjust wait patiently; don't give up.

  • Don't give up on your life because you will eventually be the person you were before.

  • Trust me on that.

  • I just want you to remember that you can create something from the pain that you're feeling.

  • You can help people, and in the midst of all of it, just love yourself, be patient with yourself.

  • These are things that make you wonderful and unique and develop the personality and develop you into the person that you are meant to become.

  • And know that you are loved and you're... and you're special and you're wonderful.

  • Every day, I'll write down the things that I'm grateful for.

  • And when I'm in those dark places, even if I don't believe it, I will just look at that list and say it out loud, and remind myself it's going to be okay and you have so much to live for.

  • Be good to yourself, beforgive yourself, be kind to yourself.

  • You deserve it.

  • It starts with you, and I promise, I promise it'll get better.

  • Find people who care, and if there is no one who does care, stick up for yourself and advocate for yourself 'cause you're worth it.

  • Things will start to happen, motion will start to happen.

  • And it's never, ever, ever going to be cut-and-dry, easy, black-and-white⏤I'm... I'm anxious, I feel betterlike, it's... it's never going to be that, but...

  • At the end of the day, it feels so much better to move forward than to stay stuck.

  • (What's the best advice you've ever received?)

Oh, my God, I might get emotional.

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