I've put my mental health on the back burner for years because my situation isn't as painful as others. The way I cope with it seems exaggerated compared to others. And when I do reach out for help, I feel like I'm being ignored and maybe coping with it a different way would help me get the help I need. I often go misunderstood because I hide my emotions and when I come across a situation that reminds me of the trauma, I lash out. And people don't get it.