Hie, Steph again! - xo
I received lots of lovely emails for my last blog about my thoughts on goth subculture. If you want to take a read here's the linky: My thoughts on Goth Subculture
Many people asked about my mental health issues and how I got interested in goth. So, here's my story!
I am a 25-year-old goth girl who has found solace in the goth subculture. I had a tough journey with mental health issues, but through my love of goth culture and music, I have found a community of acceptance and understanding.
My journey with mental health issues started when I was a teenager. I experienced anxiety, depression, and even had suicidal thoughts. I felt misunderstood by my family and I was alone, and it was a struggle to find a safe space to express my emotions. It was a difficult time for me, but I persevered through therapy and the support of my friends.
As I got older, I discovered the goth subculture. At first, I was hesitant to join the community because I feared judgment and rejection. However, I soon found that the goth community was a welcoming and accepting group of people who shared similar experiences and emotions. I found solace in the music, fashion, and art that the subculture offered.
For me, the goth subculture provided a way to express my emotions and experiences in a safe and accepting environment. I found that the music, which often explores darker themes such as mental health issues and societal problems, resonated with me on a deep level. The goth fashion and art also provided me with a way to express my individuality and creativity, which helped me gain confidence and my self-esteem.
Through my involvement in the goth subculture, I have found a supportive community that has helped me navigate my mental health issues. I have met people who understand my experiences and emotions, and I have formed meaningful friendships that have helped me feel less alone. I have also become an advocate for mental health awareness within the goth community and hope to spread the message of acceptance and support.
My story is a powerful example of how finding a supportive community can improve one's mental health and well-being. For many people, joining a subculture or community can provide a sense of belonging and acceptance that may be lacking in their daily lives. It is important to find spaces and communities that celebrate individuality and offer support for mental health issues.
My journey with mental health issues and my discovery of the goth subculture highlights the importance of finding acceptance and support. The goth subculture provided me with a community of understanding and acceptance, and it has improved my mental health and well-being.
My story is a testament to the power of community and the importance of finding spaces where individuals can express themselves freely and safely.
Until next time :)