Motherhood is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s isolating even though you’re never alone. It’s exhaustion beyond anything you ever thought possible. It’s lonely. It’s anxiety. It’s depression. I tried to be strong for a long time. I tried to do it all until I couldn’t anymore. I needed help. In the past, I’ve utilized medication, counseling and the support of friends and family who can listen and support with our judgement. I’ve realized that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. Asking for help when you’re in the midst of drowning is one of the strongest things you can do. Let’s normalize talking about mental health issues and being there for one another.