MH Letter #22: An open letter to my lovely friend Caitlin

“Dear Caitlin,

It’s strange that you sometimes meet someone on the internet out of the blue and just have this awesome friendship. It’s very rare, but I just have this connection with you which I think is amazing. I’m so fortunate to have you as a friend and I want the world to know, that you are a special human being.

You are such a wonderful human being, you truly are. I mean you have always been very kind, sweet and lovely to me. You showed interest in everything I had to say or had was thinking about, without being mean or bored. That means a lot to me, it really does. I really care about you.

I think you are a very talented blogger, you have just started the blog and it’s really amazing. You are so open, genuine with it. It’s not easy to talk about your own mental health, let alone sharing it with the world on your blog. You did it and still do it though. I remember you saying to me, you wasn’t really ready for the world to see it, yet a few days later you shared it with the world. I’m so proud of you for that, you truly are so brave.

You are genuinely one of the most kind people I’ve ever met. You always send the best messages and let me know that I am appreciated. You actually made me more confident by pointing out, that I’m really loved by the MH community and I really need that these last few days. I was losing grip with reality and starting to live in the lies, my brain told me. But then there was you, like a beautiful angel, guiding me to the positive path. Thank you so, so much.

I really do have the greatest respect for you Caitlin, you continue to inspire me every day and motivate you with your words and your view on life. It makes me think differently about life, more positive in a way.

I know life can be difficult sometimes and life is stressful for you at the moment, but I promise you one thing. You are going to get through this all. You got a whole community backing you up, you got lovely people supporting you and you are honestly one of the strongest person I’ve ever met. You are brilliant do remind of the greatest on this earth.

I’m going to be honest with you, having a mental illness is hard. Dealing with it is not easy, nothing worth doing ever is. But let me tell you something. There is no shame in admitting you are having a hard time. There’s no need to at your very best all the time. It’s okay to not feel okay. Giving in to your mental health issues or mental illness is not the end of the world. You may think you have lost a battle, but that is not what it is about. It’s not about winning or losing battles, it’s about winning the war. Selfcare and selflove is so important. Because I know you are strong, you can do this. I believe in you and will always support you, appreciate you and love you. Because in the end our love will corrupt the lies our brain tells us. You are a star.

You have reminded every day of your kind, sweet and gentle soul. You have me laugh even though you are experiencing though times as well. You are very intelligent, bright and witty. You have life experience and you do everything in your power to help others. This is brilliant. You have made me more comfortable fighting my battles and I’m so happy you did. I’m very grateful for you.

Keep on being that lovely person you are, you got this, you are so strong. We are your friends and have all the love and support for you. Together we can achieve anything we want and I know one thing for sure: You are going to be stronger than ever. You are a sun, a diamond, a star!

your friend,

This letter was written as part of my new #MHLetters series. You can read more about it here.

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