NOTE: I took a negative tone in this post. This notation you’re reading, did not appear here originally, and I have been reminded of the power of my words! Please go here for the apology and follow up, and take … Continue Reading There Is Nothing More Disheartening Than Wanting To Do Something That You “Can’t” Do
I have issues in all of the above areas, but I am not a victim! Yes, issues suck! And, they suck BIG time… But, I am trying to defeat the demons that come along with each of mine! There is … Continue Reading How Not To Be A Victim Of Mental Illness, Addiction, And/Or Trauma
I think the above is true! At least it was for me. In order for you to get the help you need and begin to feel a little bit better (if that’s going to happen), you need to at least … Continue Reading No One Can Help You Until You Agree To Be Helped
I’ve recently realized that the few people I call friends, have been such, in part by my “faking” being well. I can’t imagine many of these people knowing how to handle me at my worst. And, while a few of … Continue Reading Friendships And More “Faking” Being Well
I’d like to say that all is peachy, but I am writing from the perspective of the “struggle.” And, I wonder if it will ever just “go away,” knowing full-well that I have life-long issues. So, why hope? Why care? … Continue Reading More On The Struggle
There is a real problem in mental health, when we are judged by how well we present ourselves “publicly.” There is an agenda, that those who “recover,” get the spotlight, over those who, in simple terms, have not recovered. Therefore, … Continue Reading Do You “Fake” Being Well?
I think part of my problem may lie in the comfort that the meds provide. A comfort that I need, but that also has a double edged sword. A lot of times anyway. Take my mood stabilizer (please take my … Continue Reading The Comfort That Meds Provide
How many of my readers, struggle with the notion of faith and cognitive dissonance? Or __________ and cognitive dissonance? I know that I do and I would love to hear from others who do as well! I waver in my … Continue Reading Faith And Cognitive Dissonance
Are we? Or is that term outdated? Does it need updating? I am hesitant to post a title like this, because I don’t believe I am a victim! But, in my mind, many of us here in the blogosphere, are … Continue Reading We Are The Marginalized
They are ever present right now. These thoughts. They are here no matter what. It seems. And, no matter what I try, they remain. I get busy and they are there as the busyness subsides. I stay involved, and they … Continue Reading Thoughts Of Death And Suicide
And, be prepared for both the good and bad consequences of your decisions! Working through my fears has enabled me to finally have a blog that I can stick with! I haven’t written much about facing one’s fears, but it … Continue Reading Sometimes, You Just Have To Say, “Phuck It!”
While I am becoming more of a realist, my hope, when I go through something difficult (not necessarily illness-based), is that I’ve reached the end of my suffering. This is why I have such a hard time with hope! If … Continue Reading Misguided Optimism?
NOTE: I am fast becoming a realist. And, at times, I don’t feel like I properly describe my struggles. In fact, I am not sure that I can, or that I even should (sometimes)… but, here they are (in sum)! … Continue Reading A Realist And His Illness
For the past few weeks, I have been living with suicidal thoughts. And, while I don’t intend on acting on this intrusive thinking, it is quite difficult to live this way. Every day, there has been a significant amount of … Continue Reading Suicide Awareness And Education
I remember one of the first times I heard this statement. And, it rubbed me the wrong way! Granted, I was with some people that I ended up not caring for. But, the idea that anytime this statement is made, … Continue Reading The Struggle Is Real…
No, this is not “Attitude” by Charles Swindoll (for those of you who know the reference). Rather, the following is a rant of sorts. Severe Mental Illness sucks. It just freaking sucks! I cannot imagine my life without the gargantic … Continue Reading The Longer I Live, The More I Realize…