I have to work every single day to be myself and to fight for my dreams, but it helps to write about my journey and to know that I’m not alone. I hope that my story, or one of the other stories out there about mental illness, help people going through the pain of living with an illness that we still know so little about.
Even though it makes me wildly uncomfortable, I know it’s important to talk about mental illness, which is why I’m not going to shut up this month! I plan to spread the word in-person and online, and I want you to join me.
What I didn’t realize when starting the film was that it is about someone with a mental illness. I thought it would be some funny indie film that I wouldn’t 100% get, but it wasn’t. Instead, it was a really disappointing ride of emotions.
By this point, Dry January was way more than I had expected. My perceptions of my daily habits and myself were warped, and my ability to control my anxiety was dwindling.
The holidays can get a little crazy. Whether you’re traveling or people are coming to stay with you, the break in your normal schedule can be especially hard for those of us with mental health issues. It’s more important than ever to up the self-care and stick to a schedule.
Check out these highlights from the last five stops on the second half of the trail including a short description of the facility, interesting aspects of the tour, information about the tastings, and anything else you may want to know. (Plus a few things you didn’t know you wanted to know!)
I know that drinking with depression isn’t always a good idea. I know that when I drink too many days in a row, my medication doesn’t work well and I end up having a few bad days before my brain straightens itself out. I also know that to be happy and get through life with this illness, I need to be able to go on cool trips and drink bourbon and feel normal for a few days. So I did.