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 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 you won’t magically get better, 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.
So if you are interested in reading about how all this plays out, stick around. Read, like, comment, and share.
From my mind
- One for you – one for them; here’s to the excuses and anger, and the dirty play they play“They are too young”, “They don’t know better”, “I need to protect them”, “They had a tough life”, “I’m sure they care”, “They mean well”, “I’m sure they love me” It’s an interesting thing growing up in a dysfunctional family.… Continue reading One for you – one for them; here’s to the excuses and anger, and the dirty play they play
- Chasing the hug you never got and never will – worth sacrificing the hug you could get now? I have yet another health problem: and as the doctors conduct their tests and examinations I’m casually frightened about the potential demise of my of queendom that I never really got to start….and yes, sure, the somewhat real possibility of… Continue reading Chasing the hug you never got and never will – worth sacrificing the hug you could get now?
- The glasses we wear; turning hearts into spadesBeen a way, but back now. Yay! That is a summary of it, details later. Onto the real topic of today; the blurred and twisted vision of ours. The blurred is a funny one; drink too much and everything is… Continue reading The glasses we wear; turning hearts into spades
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