Hello again! Today I want to talk about my Platform.
So let’s start …
Over the past 2 years, I’ve realized that my mental health was deteriorating badly, and quickly. I was so upset and anxious from the fact that people were dying from a pandemic we barely knew anything about yet. As time went on, I started to notice how badly my mental health was and I needed to make a change. Covid-19 was no help to those who had already struggled and lived with things like depression, anxiety, etc. With my platform this year I want to share my struggles with mental health before, during, and after the peak of this pandemic. I aspire to be the one people look to when they’re hurting mentally, and If you need someone to talk to please message me Not only me but please reach out to someone dear to you when you know you aren’t okay. It’s important to have a support system when you’re going through things like depression, anxiety, etc. You’re not alone if you’re struggling or have struggled with mental health problems or illnesses. You’re loved and cared for.
During this time, I need to use my title and my platform to help people realize that it’s okay to not be okay. I am continuously researching how mental health impacts young lives and how we can make a change. Healing is a process and everyone’s process is different. If everyone shared their mental health journey, imagine the world we’d live in. A world of healing, love, and support. That’s why my platform is Mental Health. There is so much more we as people need to do to help those around us.
Even though I’ve been talking about other people, we still need to care for ourselves because… how can we take care of others, if we can’t take care of ourselves first. Taking time to do some affirmations, self-care, or anything that makes you feel like you’re okay can help. For me, I loved doing skincare! It made me feel that I had something under my control when we couldn’t control many of the things happening in our world at the time.
Again… It’s totally okay to not be okay
Arianna Ramsay, Miss Jr. Teen Central Alberta 2021