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It’s okay to not be okay

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to the contributor of this article. This piece was written by Phil from @TheRuthlessProject . If your not following him yet please be sure to check him out! He takes amazing pictures and has a really important message!


What does that mean to you? You may be thinking, “It’s just some words behind a hashtag.”

You’re absolutely correct, but to different people, those six words are more than a hashtag.

I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, undiagnosed ADHD, social anxiety, confidence issues, and self esteem issues all my life. I was the kid who wore the band shirts with the JNCO jeans and ball chain… you get the idea.

Mental health issues can come from anywhere at any time. A bad break up, bad grades at school, or just something simply not going your way. Sometimes these bouts of depression can creep up on you with a simple word, or a tv show that triggered it… and then you’re down for the count and want to just slip away and disappear.

Maybe it takes the form of anxiety. You think and think and think about the worst case scenario that’ll never happen and you drive yourself completely insane about it that it runs your life. It makes you not want to partake in whatever activity you had planned.

These simple words, it’s okay to not be okay, means just that. No matter how terrible of a day you may be having, or how deep in the depression dark hole you may go to, it’s okay. It’s okay that you’re not okay today, or for a few days, or even months. With everything going on in todays world it’s easy to feel some type of way. It’s very easy to fall into the downward spiral to the rut of real life. You just have to remember that as hard as it may seem, you will be able to get out of it. Reach out and talk to someone. Anyone. With all this hate in the world, the kindness is there, it may not be as loud and obnoxious as hate, but trust me it is there.


Be Ruthless. Be Good.

-thank you-



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