Plenty of people try to make you feel guilty for not functioning well regardless of your mental illness. What they don’t know is that you already feel guilty for not doing well. Not succeeding at being normal. There’s a guilt from mental illness that isn’t talked about enough. Mine is strongest when my depression and/or … More The Guilt from Mental Illness
Having depression and anxiety hit at the same time is like trudging through a heavy fog split by lightning. Only the fog is physically heavy as well as thick, and the lightning strikes you each time, sending roaring energy through you to the ground. Casting your nerves and mind into a jittering frenzy and leaving … More Depression & Anxiety: A Heavy Fog Split by Lightning
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You know I like writing to music, movies, tv shows, etc., but I never write to news. Why? Short answer: it would drive me crazy, and I’d get no work done. Long answer: news is distracting because… It’s like popup ads on your computer – it’s deliberately trying to attract your attention by changing topics … More Why I Never Write to News
I didn’t get much sleep last night, and I feel like it’s derailing my entire week – losing sleep affects so much! My brain is so off-kilter. 🥴 Like I’m playing catch-up or always a step behind, and that feeling lingers like a bad cold until I get a few full nights’ sleep under my … More Losing Sleep Affects So Much
I’m really struggling to wake up lately. And to stay awake afterward. I don’t know if it’s depression or something else (are there illnesses that only have exhaustion as a symptom?). When I get up, it’s like moving through a fog or wearing weights. Like every motion is extra hard to complete, and I have … More Exhaustion: Depression or Something Else?