"Forgiveness is for you and no one else" Learning to accept yourself for what you have done or finding forgiveness for someone that has wronged you in the past can be difficult but it's needed to move forward. At the end of the day, it is me carrying these emotions around which will constantly set … Continue reading Closure
"Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve to feel joy or love when I'm depressed. It is still hard to accept this but I'm learning how to." Anonymous post. Thank you for sharing!
May is an interesting month for me. May consist of Mother's Day, my mother's birthday, and around the time she got sick that led to her death. Over the years since her death, I've gone through multiple emotions with this month. Sadness because I missed her. Anger because she left me. Envy for those that … Continue reading Celebrating her
TW: death; suicide Death can be a taboo topic, but it is an inevitable one. Within the past 2 weeks, I've had 5 deaths impact my life. The one I really want to focus on is the first one which was a suicide. We worked together and I had only had a couple interactions with … Continue reading The inevitable
This is especially for the people that feel stuck in their recovery and struggling with making that "first step" towards treatment. It is ok to be uncomfortable. Treatment is going to constantly test you. You will be pushed to places that you may have buried for years. I've spoken before about vulnerability and I feel … Continue reading Being uncomfortable
Through years of therapy and recovery, you learn different coping techniques or skills to manage your symptoms. Over time, you saw results and they were proven effective. You remain hopeful and dependent on them. Then one day, it no longer works. You give it time, try to make it habitual, but it still doesn't work. … Continue reading Moving on
"That I am responsible for treatment even if that treatment is simply working on self awareness and discipline. Mental illness has taught me that it is not an excuse; it is something to work on." Nettie was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. After 7 years of therapy, those diagnoses stemmed directly … Continue reading No excuses
This mostly goes for myself, especially with self-talk and rumination associated with anxiety. When I learned how to set boundaries for myself and not overthink, I'm more productive with myself and also being there for others. For me to constantly go over this in my head, at times, leaves me "stuck" causing more issues. I've … Continue reading Without explanation
One of the most frustrating things, when I started therapy, was trying to find a cause/trigger/etc. I was in my early teens, so I can understand the reason for this. This continued to frustrate me over the years especially trying to explain to people my mental illnesses or how certain episodes can just happen...no rhyme … Continue reading Without a cause
I posted this around this time last year. Reminder that your mental health is important. Do what you can to maintain it and do not feel guilty if you need space. Your first obligation will always be to yourself.