Dealing with mental health issues is tough no matter what, but it can sometimes be made a little bit easier with some help and support from loved ones. One boyfriend demonstrated that for his girlfriend in a really thoughtful, creative way.
One man gave his girlfriend a homemade gift to help her deal with anxiety, and it’s so heartwarming.
Denisha Bracey of Halifax, Nova Scotia has dealt with mental health issues, including anxiety and panic attacks, since she was a teenager. The 20-year-old has a particularly hard summer, and so her boyfriend Riley Rankin offered as much support as possible.
For the couple’s second anniversary, Riley gave Denisha a sweet and memorable gift: A bottle of love pills.
Denisha posted about the gift on Facebook, which has now been shared over 130,000 times. She explained, “Every pill capsule is filled with a little note that says something loving or sweet, something that will make me happy, or a good quality about me. He bought empty capsules and filled every single one and put them in an empty pill container.”
The last couple weeks I’ve been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks and my boyfriend has been helping me a lot…
According to HuffPost, the pills contain supportive messages like, “You should run for Miss Universe because DAMN,” “Be proud of yourself, you are amazing and think of all the things you’ve accomplished!” and “Your positivity is so refreshing and inspiring.”
Denisha and Riley give each other homemade gifts often, but she says this one took her by surprise because of how thoughtful it was.
“Once I read the label and opened it up, I was really overwhelmed because I couldn’t believe he took the time to make such a wonderful gift for me,” she told HuffPost. “We love making each other DIY gifts but this is definitely the best one yet! I cried a lot!”