We find comfort in the familiar, but that doesn’t make it healthy. It brings comfort because we don’t have to risk change or vulnerability. Seeking help is letting go of the familiar. Taking a chance that hopefully it will make a difference. Whether it is seeking therapy, being hospitalized, or just expressing your feelings aloud. What chances have you taken or want to take?
I was diagnosed at a young age with Clinical Depression, Generalized Anxiety with OCD tendencies, and Bulimia. I followed the treatment plans, found others with similar diagnoses, but something wasn’t working. I was getting worse. I was misdiagnosed. After my freshman year in college and psychotic breakdown, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II. All my previous diagnoses were symptoms of Bipolar II Disorder. The anxiety, depression, purging were symptoms/behaviors of my untreated mental illness. With having an misdiagnosis, I understand the importance of treating the symptoms and not put… Read more Symptoms vs Diagnosis →
“My condition isn’t something that can heal, but it can be easier to live with and it can impact my life less, even if the thoughts patterns won’t heal or be medicated away.” Thank you for sharing Jimmy H.
Being open and sharing is great for spreading awareness, but it isn’t necessary if it creates further issues. Never feel required to share your story. It’s yours and you have the right to share when you feel comfortable. I get some people intentions, and they mean well, but everyone isn’t ready. And that’s ok. Your past. Your journey. Your time.
“It is only invisible because you can’t see what caused the actions. The thoughts and feelings that led to the behaviors. It may be invisible to you, but the reality… Read more Visibility →
“I constantly battle with my own thoughts every single day, yet no one will ever notice because I put a mask on my face. I know that I will never… Read more It is ok to not understand →
Thanks for sharing, Kat! Feel free to check out her Tumblr here.
Everyone isn’t going to get 100%. Sometimes you have to balance it out to not over do it. This is especially for any caregivers out there.