🔃 Reblog: Dear You, Who Might Also Be Depressed

Uncustomary Housewife

Some blog posts are planned far in advance while others spill from my mind and into my keyboard immediately for you to see. This one is spilling. This one is for the people who feel stuck. This one is for the people who understand depression.

Dear You,

Depression is real. Your pain is real. It is all valid. Please, listen to me: those nagging thoughts of worthlessness, don’t let them too far in. Your pain is valid, but those nagging thoughts aren’t true.

I know this all too well. I understand your pain. The self-doubt creeps in. The worthlessness creeps in. It can feel like the most real thing in the world. It can feel like the only real thing in the world.

All the pain can make us forget that hope is real. We forget. We get covered in all the bad. Sometimes the bad can smother us. It…

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Psych history (September 2014 to present)

April 2019 ⬇️ (mild depression/mixed episodes) Lamictal 150 MG (twice daily) Trileptal 300 MG (twice daily) Effexor 150 MG Klonopin .50 MG (twice daily, PRN) Remeron 7.5 MG March 2019 ⬇️ (no/mild depression) Lamictal 150 MG (twice daily) Effexor 150 MG Klonopin .50 MG (twice daily, PRN) Remeron 7.5 MG February 2019 ⬇️ (mild depression) … Continue reading Psych history (September 2014 to present)

🔃 Reblog: C is for C-PTSD

Deviant Daeva

It is the third day of the A to Z challenge and it is time for the letter C! I am loving this challenge because I feel I can spread awareness around mental illnesses that are more than just a short term thing, but actually affect people’s lives often permanently. So today’s post is about C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). A lot of my blog has been around this disorder so far but I still feel like it deserves a place in this month’s challenge. So here we go!

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is linked to complex trauma. Unlike Post-traumatic stress disorder, that is based upon a single event, CPTSD is often linked to long-term childhood trauma. Complex trauma does not only mean long-term, it also means that the trauma happened in a situation where there was no way out. The person was trapped in the situation, and…

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🔃 Reblog: Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?

More good inspiration via Hannah.

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One of my favorite writers, April Green, wrote a short poem that really spoke to me.

And the moon looked down at her and said: ‘you are too full of everything that makes you whole to ever be loved in halves.’

I sent it to my friend, Sarah Snow, who is known for creating visually inspiring videos, each one with a resonating message. She was just as inspired, and we connected with April. Sarah, alongside artist Donna Adi, created a video with a profound message about what it’s like when the person you love doesn’t love you back.

The response to the video, with over 2 million views, clearly shows the number of people who can relate to this message, especially those of us living with a mental illness.

As confident as I may appear to many people, it is difficult to admit that I have always accepted…

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🔃 Reblog: 10 Reassuring Things I Want to Hear You Say: Mental Health Awareness

You are not alone dealing with a mental illness, and your feelings, mood states, and physical manifestations are valid.

Uncustomary Housewife

I’m living with a mental illness, and sometimes that can cause people to verbally tiptoe around me, especially the people closest to me. It’s like my friends and loved ones are stuck walking on eggshells sometimes, and I want that to stop.

I recently published a blog titled “10 ‘Harmless Things’ You Say That Hurt Me”. In that post I described what living with Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be like, and I shared some extremely hurtful things people have said to me. In that post I asked for kindness, awareness, and acceptance, which I received. But then I realized something really important: in that post I shared things I didn’t want people to say, but I failed to offer advice on what to say. So, I’m doing that now.

So, I guess you could call this the follow-up. In this post I’ll be sharing 10 reassuring…

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