What is this blog about? Mental health – but not in a drink-this-juice-made-of-ground-birch-and-fairy-dust-and-you-will-be-fine, and, sadly, as much as I do love Barney Stinson, not in a “whenever I’m sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead”.

It’s about living with depression and anxiety. And let me tell you; they are a bitch! But here I am living with the two. And by living I mean going from high-functioning to complete mental break-down to back again, in days, sometimes even seconds.. Much fun. Great experience. 10 stars (…out of hundred…billion).

But here I am. And you, or someone you know, might be too.

I have managed to create a great career, gotten some amazing friends, and I am, even if it doesn’t always feel or seem like it trying to get better. I have actually made a lot of progress! …with a lot of tiny ups and massive downs . The tiny ups luckily lead in numbers in case you are doing the math. All part of the progress? At least mine they are.

While my story is my story, if it helps you, or someone you know I’ll be glad. And by help I mean;

  • Know you are not alone
  • Know you can live with this
  • Know getting better is painful as hell; you will go through ups and downs and fall apart because of things that happened today and/or 30 years ago
  • Know getting better actually does entail dealing with questions and comments of “you were not hugged enough as a kid”
  • Know you won’t magically get better, you need to work on it, deal with it, discuss and learn and live with with it. But the tiny ups you feel will make all the difference
  • Know it’s a looooooooong journey
  • Know you can and should keep trying

Do I know I will be 100% healthy again someday? No. Do I know you will? Hell no. I don’t even know you. All I know is what’s on my mind. And that I keep on going and trying, and so should you.

If you are interested in reading about how all this plays out, stick around. Read, like, comment, and share.

41 thoughts on “Welcome!”

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      1. Thank you so much for the comment! Yes, it definitely is a taboo of a silent kind. And. Definitely; on to the next!

        I’ll keep posting, hope you keep reading and commenting!

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