My story began in middle school. I wasn’t sure how to control or cope with my obsessive behaviors. I soon came to realize that these behaviors were not considered normal. I soon came to realize the feelings were not the norm. The cycling of negative thoughts circled my brain. I couldn’t function. I had suicidal thoughts quite a bit. One day I thought maybe I’ll call a suicide hotline. I don’t remember actually dialing the number or even talking to anyone. I did realize at that point I wasn’t just going through puberty. I’m trying to be as open and honest as I can. But some things are just darn embarrassing. But apparently I hid my depression well. I kept a smile on my face and continued being the good kid. Even the well behaved children can be facing hard issues. We shouldn’t forget this. I think sometimes parents will focus on the bad child so much that perhaps the needs of the good child.
To be continued…. I must work a double. 🙂
I have been nominated for the Liebster Award Thanks so much to Barb for nominating me — Please check out Barb’s Blog, she’s an awesome writer who is writing excellent articles related to mental health. Go check out her site!
About the Liebster Award:
The Liebster Award is a fun way to recognise up and coming blogs, expand your audience and get to know your fellow bloggers all around the world.
The Rules Are:
Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Give the award to 5-10 new bloggers who you appreciate. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know that you have given them the awesome award!
1. What movies do you like?
Anonymous (It’s a documentary)
2. What books do you like?
Self Help books
3. What music do you like?
4. What TV shows do you like?
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
5. What types of food do you like?
6. Do you have pets?
7. What do you want readers to take away from your blog?
1. If you could pick one thing you are most proud of about your blog, what would it be?
2. What kinds of self-care tips do you use while writing?
3. Describe your ideal writing space?
4. Write a 5 word tagline that you would put on your blog.
5. What drives you to write a blog on mental health?
6. What inspired you to blog?
Nominees Are :
Casey Elizabeth Dennis
Beckies Mental Mess
Roshonda N. Blackmon
Please visit them!!! All the blogs are inspired by mental health. They all are great resources.
I’m struggling with my depression. To cope I am saying my affirmations out loud three times. Along with a lot of deep breaths. But this depression is getting to me. I’m feel as if my consciousness keeps repeating negative thoughts. At the moment I’ve been obsessing over the messages I read. They oh so nicely end my relationship of a year and some. I just thought you would better, understand my state of mind. In the beginning I felt numb. I felt nothing. I can’t think straight. I can hardly write without negative thoughts. I’m glad I’m working a lot lately. The key is staying as busy as I can. Any help tips?
I got a bit anxious and depressed today. Due to the homework my therapist gave me. She asked me to right a schedule for myself. I know many of you will laugh. But I have a hard time sticking to a strict schedule because of my ever changing mood. I monitored myself today. I found myself posting positive pictures on Instagram and Twitter.
I’ve been trying to find others interested in mental health issues. I also have a desire to write another piece for The Mighty. I suppose I have a good goal. But I’m still baffled about how I will stick to this schedule. Supposedly, having a schedule is great for your mental health.