Tumblr is a strange place. Almost everybody uses this site as an escape from reality. Yet, people use this sight to relieve their stress by revealing bits and pieces of the hardest things that they deal with on a daily basis.
This website is a place where everyone dumps all of their problems without actually resolving them. And this doesn’t apply to tumblr alone, so please don’t think that I am bashing on this site. This applies to most social networks, really. This is not an issue with the way that these websites are run, but an issue with the way that every person uses them.
For those who have any type of problem, whether it be an eating disorder, depression, trauma, the death of a family member, the loss of a friend, a rough break-up, domestic abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, anything negatively affecting your mental health: please seek help. If you are strong enough to admit to yourself that you have problems on a website that millions of strangers have access to, you are strong enough to seek help from one person that has worked their ass off to help you. I guarantee that you are strong enough to write an email asking for help. You are strong enough to make a phone call in order to place an appointment. You are strong enough to take control of the shit you are dealing with.
I’m not saying that sending an email will automatically rid of the stressors you have been dealing with. I’m not saying that revealing your deepest, darkest secrets to a professional is going to be easy. I’m not even saying that this will help you entirely. Isn’t it better to be proactive and attempt to heal these wounds, rather than continuously ripping them open and peering inside, only to cover them up again?
All I’m saying is that you have complete control of your life and using this website to continuously dig a deeper hole for yourself is not beneficial in any fucking way.
You want help, you do. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t post things about what you are dealing with. Deep down, you have hopes that someone will reach out and make you feel better about what you are dealing with. Don’t wait for someone to say something. Go get the help that you deserve and receive the advice that you are seeking. You are strong enough.