This one may truly be the hardest. Reaching out is one of the most difficult things any of us can do. It is not easy to tell someone you are not doing okay. But there is so much power in vulnerability. Being vulnerable often allows us to become closer with the people we love. It allows us to understand and connect with each other on a deeper level. Reaching out allows us to know we are not alone in our fight. Even if you feel the people around you are not safe spaces, find online communities, local events, mental health professionals, or anyone you feel comfortable with to share with. You are not ever alone in this mental health battle. The more we can reach out and be vulnerable, the more we realize there are so many people who have the same kind of struggles. Take the step today and share yourself with someone you care about.