I have Bipolar 1 with psychosis, my best friend has OCD, and my spouse has HFA with anxiety. I do a lot of research. I know there are people out there who are dealing with mental illness. But hearing those three words – “you’re not alone – just made me break down and cry. Sometimes, it’s good to know that we’re not alone. Thank you!
After 20 years with my therapist (who is amazing) , I one day said “I am mentally ill”. She said “don’t say that. She was wrong. It was the scariest and most liberating thing I have said in my life. I named it. I owned it. It was not a “thing” I had to fight. Somehow describing the depression as a chronic illness that is life threatening was true, but saying the whole truth out loud meant everything
I want to let you know how wonderful I think this site is and how beneficial I think it will be to anyone who finds you. Over the past 3 years I have struggled with Borderline Personality Disorder and just recently started using writing and the internet to help me along in my journey of understanding. I am sharing in a no holds barred kind of way through my personal blog and would love to also share with your readers so I can build a support system to give me a sense of support and purpose through the good and bad. Did you know that 10% of those who suffer from BPD will actually COMMIT suicide. That is 1-10 people who die due to this disorder. I would love to see you spread the word to raise awareness of this feared disorder. Thank you SO MUCH!
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