🔃 Reblog: Dear You, Who Might Also Be Depressed

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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)

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

🔃 Reblog: Too… Sensitive.

Sensitivity is a gift. You’re not “too” sensitive. You are just enough sensitive.

Meditative Owl

Image by Bibarys Ibatolla @ Unsplash

Something that I feel has come up a lot over the last week or so, is this notion of being ‘too’ something. It was something that was mentioned in my writing on Tuesday and, unsurprisingly, something we discussed in therapy on Wednesday. Last weekend I found myself mentally compiling a list of everything I felt I was too

  • Too sensitive
  • Too emotional
  • Too caring
  • Too tired
  • Too disorganised
  • Too big
  • Too quiet
  • Too open minded

I also felt that I do things too much, things like…

  • Thinking
  • Procrastinating
  • Spending time mindlessly scrolling through Twitter or Instagram…

When you look at them in a list, when your logical brain
kicks in, it all seems rather ridiculous. How can any of us be too anything? We are who we are – I am a
sensitive, caring, disorganised and open-minded person who spends a lot…

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🔃 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: 18 Memes That Really Get Bipolar Disorder

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While bipolar disorder is no laughing matter, memes bring me comfort to acknowledge there are others out there that know exactly how it feels to live with it. If you feel you might be triggered by memes by all means press the return arrow now. But if you’re happy to go on let me know which if any you relate to.

1. When you’re as changeable as a baby’s butt…

2. The racing thoughts…

3. Forward thinking formula…

4. Sometimes a med routine is hard to swallow in more ways than one…

5. Hello old friend…

6. The ‘good’ bipolar

7. Time sensitive mania…

8. Insomania…

9. Literal…

10. Navigating relationships…

11. Letting go of unhealthy friendships…

12. The overwhelm is real…

13. The struggle is real…

14. BP feelings chart…

15. How’d ya like me now?

16. When the penny drops…

17. Is he tho?…

18. Who said that?

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🔃 Reblog: Why I Wouldn’t Tell A Suicidal Person “Suicide Doesn’t End The Pain, It Passes It To Someone Else”

Wise words from Charlotte Underwood.

Charlotte Underwood

“Suicide doesn’t end the pain, it passes it to someone else”

It seems that this quote pops up all around the media and within the mental health community.

Last year, a photo with this exact saying went viral, and it plastered the mental health community.

And I’ll be honest in saying that part of me agrees; because I lived through it.

When I was 18, my father passed away due to a successful suicide attempt.

I know that it was his last choice. He did all he could to live but it didn’t work, he was never the type to give up without a fight.

I’ll never be mad at his choice because, in truth, I completely understand it.

I battled suicidal thoughts throughout my teen years and even today, they can still try to creep up on me.

But while my father’s pain did end, I found a…

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