Hope is alive, never deny it.
How would you feel if you lost your capacity to feel joy? Where is the meaning in life when all of the things you love no longer make you happy? It’s perfectly normal, my doctor says. He says it means the meds are working. I have a problem with this logic. Logically, you would think if depression medications are working then the person taking them should no longer feel depressed. I suppose this logic would depend on your definition of what depression feels like, though. Continue reading
“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” –E.E. Cummings
I remember feeling different when I started third grade, as though there was an impenetrable glass wall between myself and my peers. I could see them, I could hear them, but I could not relate to them. Kids don’t handle ‘different’ well and they were not kind to me. I was sensitive and became an easy target. Little did I know this was just the beginning of a lifelong battle between what was considered ‘normal’ and how my brain works…
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Towards the end of March I went through a pretty major medication change for my mental health. By the first week in April I was thinking more clearly than I had in probably a year, maybe longer. One evening I was sitting on the couch watching television with my husband when all of a sudden I had this idea! Could I host a guest series for the month of May all about mental health awareness? May IS mental health awareness month, and I AM passionate about promoting education and awareness in regards to mental health. So, I hopped online to consult my blog sister, Lizzi, and see if she thought it was a viable concept. She did! But then I thought, who do I ask to write for me? It was already April, was I giving my potential writers enough time to put something together? Continue reading