“This was the first time I told my story for everyone to hear. My story wasn’t an in depth depiction of my situation but sharing some of my fears for all felt good. Also, seeing that many people share the same feelings as I do was comforting that I am not alone. I always knew I wasn’t alone, however the stories on this blog site is like group therapy. Being that I do not always do well in groups, this site is a refreshing alternative. Having accepted my mental illness, I carry on the best I can. I will continue visiting this site to gain further insight from real life experiences by Trish and her Guest Bloggers.” ~ JL
Danielle describes the anxiety she experiences because of the Coronavirus and how she handles it.
Elspeth’s dominant feeling when she hit rock bottom was she was not safe. Depression and self-harm soon followed. Until one day she realized she was the one responsible for making herself feel safe.
Emory, a queer transgender man, shares the anxiety he experiences when he’s around other people and he may be misgendered.
P. Cervinus shares their perspective on a mental illness diagnosis; the peril of pathologization or the blind acceptance, and operating between the two poles.
Zac first experienced a panic attack when he was a teenager. But upon reflection in adulthood, he realized his mental issues began with OCD as a child. After struggling with both, he found ways to recover.