To The Friends That I've Lost, First let me apologize. I'm sorry that we are not friends anymore. I'm sorry that my mental illnesses have caused a divide between us. And I'm sorry that you won't be around when I get better. What you don't understand is that it is hard for me to make friends. I... Continue Reading →
Healthcare regarding mental illness is seriously lacking in our country. Recently, I decided that I needed to check myself in to a residential mental health treatment facility. The choice was not an easy one for me to make. I would be leaving my husband, children and would miss significant time at work. But I knew I... Continue Reading →
When you are a child, people always ask, what do you want to be when you grow up? But maybe they should be asking who you want to be instead. So who am I? I am my husband's wife. I am my children's mother. I am my mother's daughter. I am their friend. I am my... Continue Reading →
I have a 4pm doctors appointment today. I leave work at 3:30pm and drive 30 minutes to my doctors office. I sign in and pay my copay. I'm asked to have a seat and they will call me when the doctor is ready. As I walk through the full waiting room, I notice the other... Continue Reading →
I have feelings inside me you may never understand. Feelings that lie, distort and twist the truth, But please just hold my hand.
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with (that is, concomitant or concurrent with) a primary disease or disorder. Like so many people out there, I live with multiple mental and physical disorders. Each disorder on its own can be debilitating for me, but add them up and I'm... Continue Reading →
I did a thing today. Something that a year ago I would never have been able to do. In fact a month ago, when I was initially approached, I wasn't sure if I could do it.
It's no secret I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders and PTSD. Over the last few months I've become more open about my struggles in an attempt to help not only myself, but others who are suffering like me. I'm working with a great team of doctors and taking several medications, but... Continue Reading →
How would you feel if everyday life was a battle? For me, every day I wake up is a battle. Most people don't know, and only some are now learning, that I have major depressive disorder, panic disorder and PTSD (from a currently unknown cause). I see two different therapists, each to treat different conditions. I'm... Continue Reading →