To the one who is stuck:
First and foremost, you are not alone.
I know you’re trying.
And that you feel helpless and hopeless in these moments.
It’s infinitely frustrating when you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere.
That you aren’t getting better. That it isn’t worth it.
I can’t tell you if it truly is worth it or not, because I am still in the midst of it too.
But what I do know is that there is love and beauty in this world.
That there are people who believe in you.
That the impact our lives is more than we can recognize.
I’m sorry that this is hard.
And that no one else seems to understand the depths of your despair.
I’m sorry that it is infuriatingly difficult to receive the care and support you need and deserve.
You may be stuck, but with every breath, you take you are one step closer to recovery than before.