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Inside Suffering: A Look At Stability, Insight, And Statistics

NOTE: This was written awhile ago, but still applies to many of us.

It is desire, along with having decent stability, that helps with my having good insight.

And, I have just enough decent stability to make me have good insight, at various intervals, throughout my days.

But, my stability wavers, and my world ends up a bit darker the majority of days.

I usually end up going back and forth on a given day, with regards to being stable.

Such is the plight of someone with a severe mental illness—maybe even a psychotic mental illness?

Also, with regards to insight, I am realizing more and more, that so many people have problems with their mental health, that it is just awful to think about!

According to NAMI, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness each year.

What’s even worse is that 1 in 6 youth aged 6-17, experience a mental health disorder each year as well!

So, is it any wonder that 1 in 25 adults, end up experiencing a severe mental illness in their lifetime?

This is so sad! And, by and large, we are unequipped to adequately handle people like me here in the U.S.

There is also the part about people not being willing to go for treatment, and that too is unfortunate.

Is there any hope? I mean, what do you do?

I really hate to paint such a grim picture here, but the point of this post is that a lot of people suffer. And, I am rethinking a lot of things as a result of this awareness.

For instance, I now know with my wife working from home, that I am isolating way too much. And, I can see how isolation is affecting us both, since we are both isolating.

What is it like for people with mental health issues, living in your country? Are you finding ways to not isolate so much (if that is possible)? What are you doing?

8 thoughts on “Inside Suffering: A Look At Stability, Insight, And Statistics Leave a comment

  1. I’ve been somewhat more isolated with COVID going on. I am noticing it makes a difference not seeing my doctor. At first, by phone was fine, but as time has gone on it does make a difference not being able to drop in to see him whenever I wanted.


  2. It is difficult, I try to go out but it just feels so weird. Here the restrictions are lifted a bit (but we’re having more cases the last weeks) so I enjoy to go out when I want.
    I walk the dog, do groceries, go to see my therapist and psychiatrist.
    We’re planning to have friends over in 3 weeks for a bbq. And tomorrow we’re going to dinner for my father-in-law 80th (!) birthday.
    We do the necessities and try to add a little extra when I have the energy. Slowly building up some social contact outside our safe ‘bubble’.


  3. I’m trying to find ways not to isolate so much but it is difficult. I also think that while being a natural introvert has helped me handle quarantine slightly better than other folks, it’s also easy to slide into isolation and forget to stay in touch with people. But I also think that since the people around me are in a similar boat, everyone is dealing with their mental health during this time, so we can share more ideas and resources to try and help each other through it. Thank you for sharing.

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