“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
Risa shares the five elements she used to get through the Summer of 2020 (COVID-19) with the resilience needed to reduce her anxiety.
Elspeth falls again into depression after a tough winter. This time, her usual coping strategies don’t work. So she goes back to her favourite study as a teenager.
Over 1 year, Renée’s mom died, she came out as queer, lost her job, and started deconstructing her faith. She became overwhelmed with depression and obsessed with life events. It would take hearing a comedian for her to finally understand what was going on.
Deb went through two decades of madness before she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This is her story.
Tas shares their experience with D.I.D. and how learning to adapt has them thriving.