May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed in the United States since 1949. I never put much thought or effort into Mental Health until February of this year (2018) when a severe panic attack (that I thought was a stroke), in a public space, landed me slumped over the trunk of a strangers car, in a parking lot, depending on the help of strangers.
I’d decided to take a day off work and, unknowingly, wrote this piece (as a way to release stress) on the morning of the day the panic attack happened.
TAKING A DAY
So I’m taking a day,
and I hope that’s ok, with you.
Because I’ve been feeling down,
and your advice to just turn it around isn’t..helping.
And yes, I AM STRONG..I know I’m a soldier,
but time brings about a change and I’m wiser, and older.
So I know without action, there is no change.
I’m gonna take me a day and get all in my feelings,
oh, it’s ok girl.
See this is me dealing.
I don’t expect you to understand,
or lend a helping hand.
And I’m not trying to ruin your day,
but I’ve been feeling some type of way.
But I’ve grown tired and sad,
so before things get bad,