“I’m not here to hide about this subject- if anything I’m in the final stages of publishing a book that’s designed to call attention to this concern from a unique angle.” Thanks for sharing! Feel free to check out his Instagram here.
Was it genetics? past trauma? nutritional deficient? innate personality trait? Trying to figure out why used to stress me out more and cause even more anxiety (especially if you have OCD traits). Finding a cause is great for research. That research is monumental for not only establishing treatment modalities but also to push for insurance to cover those treatments. I’ve accepted that it could be a combination of things, but that doesn’t stop me from finding ways to manage my mental illnesses.
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 →