One Love

I struggle with Mental Health issues every day….every….single…day.

I will never understand how people are so uncomfortable addressing mental health issues but are comfortable sending get well wishes to someone with a broken bone or going through surgery. 🤦‍♂️

No, it’s not a phase.

No, it’s not an on/off switch I can flip in my head.

No, it’s not a passing feeling.

No I’m not doing it for attention.

No, it’s not laziness.

No, It’s not sadness.

No it’s not “something you get over”.

It’s a lifelong condition, and I’m at peace with that.

Yes, I’ve had therapy. Group and individual.

Yes, I’ve done exercise and ate healthy.

Yes, I do joke around and make others laugh and smile.

Yes, I’ve worn a mask, due to the stigma of mental health, and honestly…its a shame that I had to hide it.

Always be kind to the people around you. Not all traumas are visible. Just because you cant see their wounds doesnt give you a right to judge or belittle anyone. Love is a universal language, spread it as much as you can. So if you see someone’s having a rough day, share a smile, lend them your ear and encourage them to keep going.

“The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t”. — Joker

One thought on “One Love

  1. Agreed, 100%.
    I have bipolar 1 with mixed features which means that when I’m in a mixed episode I have to lock myself in, shut the phone off and wait it out if I want to keep the very, very few friends I still have. Thank god for medication!!!! I recently commented on someone’s blog who was struggling with taking medication for her depression. I told her that, for me, it’s like gas for the car. I’d love to drive around free but without gas, my car is essentially a 2600 lb paperweight.

    One bonus that no one thinks of is that if there were an apocalypse, I’d last maybe two months (from extra meds) then go insane. See, no need to deal with the aftermath of a societal breakdown!! 😁

    Perhaps my being a scifi book nerd explains that last bit, but still…. 🤔

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