“Not every new mother’s journey is happy and bright. Sometimes it is dark, lonely, scary, miserable, and uncertain. And the guilt! The guilt that we self-impose and that society imposes on us is overwhelming. If our journey as a mother isn’t daisies and butterflies, we feel alienated and ashamed.
“Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing. This is an everyone thing…Everyone is going through something that we can’t see.”
Like anything, it’s important that we participate in gaming in moderation. This entire article could be written on just about anything—sports, smoking, watching Netflix, exercise, etc.— and the warning signs would be the same.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
“We are so sick that our society cares more about oral hygiene than mental hygiene. We brush and floss everyday, twice a day, to keep our teeth nice, fresh and clean. But what about mental hygiene? What do we do? For most of us, nothing.”
“Some of them went to church, but the Church told them, ‘you need to change.’ But how can you change what you can’t identify?” Says Gray. “And how come, we’re so quick to judge people, and don’t know what they’ve been through.”