When I found this motivational quote, I totally agreed with Demi Lavato. She’s right. You do have to work at life to be able to get out of bad situations on your own. No one can be your knight in shining armor. Only you can save yourself, but saving yourself can be so hard.
I’m bipolar with psychotic tendencies. I’ve been lucky to have found my meds cocktail quickly in 2000. However, I know so many who aren’t so lucky. To tell them that they have to save themselves might as well knock the chair out from under them. I agree with Demi, but for some people hope that someone will help them is the only thing they think they have left.
We as a society still need to help those that no longer think they can help themselves. We need to do more in psychiatry. We need more psychiatrists, councellors, and specialist. It is so hard to find mental health care providers that are not super busy to see you. It can take months to see your psychiatrist. That should not be allowed. There needs to be more hospital care and places to help people with mental illness. 1 out of 4 people has a mental illness. There should be at least 1 out of 4 centers specializing in only mental healthcare. We need help!