I want to share one of my experiences with antidepressants and what I learned along the way so you don’t have to go through what I went through. It can be a tough process to find the right medicine for you, but the more you know about what to expect, the easier it will be.
Last time I was in a depressive state, I came home from work and lay down on the floor in my apartment living room. After a half hour of lying there, I decided to take some notes about how I felt. I’m hoping that sharing my notes can help those without depression understand some of what goes through the heads of people who are depressed or even suicidal. Maybe if more people knew what we were thinking in our darkest moments, they could help us in our fight.
Mental illness tricks you into thinking you are not worthy of kindness—even from yourself. That needs to change.
There is so much to do at Ohiopyle that you can’t do it all in three days (or rather shouldn’t if you want to relax at all). So to help you narrow the activities down for your trip, I’ve come up with a solid list of five things you must do while in Ohiopyle (with a few personal “pro” tips from my experience).
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.
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.