After admitting seeing a therapist due to her anxiety attacks, Sofia Andres gained mixed reactions from netizens as some showed support while others criticized her for allegedly using her mental illness as an excuse for her ‘bad attitude’.
In her Instagram stories, Sofia shared a screenshot of a netizen’s comment on her Instagram post who slammed her for using her anxiety as an excuse for having a bad attitude.
to all the survivors struggling tonight, i see you and your strength, you are not weak. i’m doing this right now because maybe at least it can help my mind to recover from worrying from thinking. maybe you’re crying or sobbing so hard right now and you can barely breathe. you know what? breathe! you’re going to be okay. breathe, and you know you can survive. it’s painful but you can sit with it and eventually they will pass. maybe not immediately, but sometime soon. you are not your anxiety. it just takes time and effort to take control of your brain. it’s nothing to be ashamed of, but to be honest i was real scared to tell my friends, my loved ones, and my family about the anxiety attacks i have been experiencing. everyone is an individual and everyone gets anxious, just on different levels and to different extents. love yourself be compassionate, give yourself time. welcome it. write about it, laugh, love and realize that you’re enough. these past few days i haven’t been replying to my friends. the reason behind it is that my brain’s a little messed up sometime. what that means in the simplest possible terms, is that a lot of time I feel very, very low. think about bad thoughts and just spend time in bed. i over think things, useless things, that’s so unfair right? that’s a big part of why I’m trying to become a better person, to control my mind because i love the people in my life and this anxiety makes me treat them like i don’t. listen there will be a good days, and there will be bad days that will almost make you feel you want to give up, but hold just hold on, please always try to hold on. you are not crazy, you are fine, i belive you can make it. no matter how hard we try to feel okay, no matter how hard we try to feel happy, no matter how hard we try to make things right, no matter how hard we try to think we are fine. let’s not force it, let it process slowly. it is hard to feel the pain, it is hard not to feel okay, yes it is tiring. but these things will help you to be strong. strong enough to forgive, to understand, to love, to respect, to smile genuinely, to live the life to the fullest without hurting anybody. #huaweip20pro #SeeMore #OOO
The netizen wrote: “I, too, am suffering from anxiety and also depression. I am clinically diagnosed since 2013. I am not trying to invalidate how you feel, but please do not use any mental illness as an excuse for your bad attitude. You have no idea what it feels like to experience severe anxiety attack.”
Sofia then responded to the netizen, saying she also does not know what she has been going through.
Sofia replied: “Hi, you din’t know me as a person. I don’t think you have the right to tell me about my personality. I don’t even know you as well. You have no idea also what i have been going through. we have different lives here.”