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    Matthew Frank

    When Is the Pain Going to End?

    When you are in a difficult situation it can seem like the pain will never end. You can feel numb and alone, wishing there was a solution to the struggle-- a way to make the pain go away. This can be especially true during times of extreme mental distress when nothing else seems to help. But don’t give up hope; the pain can and often does eventually end.

    One of the first things to remember during times of great distress is that you are not alone. It may feel like it, but other people have gone before you and lived to tell the tale. Reach out to those who have been in similar situations, or to professionals with experience in dealing with mental health issues. Take solace in their stories of overcoming difficult times.

    It's also important to find healthy outlets for the emotional roller coaster that comes with enduring pain. Taking up activities such as journaling, drawing, creating music, and exercising can all be useful ways to manage stress and find relief. It may also be beneficial to develop self-care rituals; create a safe space for yourself at home, or even in your own mind, to which you can retreat. There is great comfort to be found in taking intentional breaks from the world and engaging in activities that make you feel good.

    A key component of coping with pain is also recognizing when it is time to seek professional help. If the pain is getting worse over time or feels overwhelming, it is essential to talk to a mental health professional who can provide guidance on how best to manage it. They may suggest therapy, medications, or both-- the goal being to equip you with the skills and resources needed to handle the pain effectively.

    One final piece of advice is to never give up. There will always be difficult days and times of deep despair, but being able to find hope in the midst of suffering can be incredibly empowering. Even when everything in the world feels like it’s against you, remember that there is still good to be found and joy to be experienced. With time and effort, the pain can and often does eventually end.

    All these things combined - reaching out for help, creating healthy outlets, seeking professional assistance, and never giving up - are instrumental in finding a way out of pain. While it may seem impossible at the time, you can emerge from dark places to find peace and joy waiting for you on the other side. The pain can end, and when it does, you will be stronger for having endured it.

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