Looking for a place to talk about a mental illness?

Fighting the Stigmas

The Ugly Ducklings

mental health awareness

In honor of mental health awareness month, I wanted to take the time to tell you about Stigma Fighters.

I am 35 years old. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from panic attacks and depression. My moods were like a roller coaster. Some days, I would wake up in a cold sweat with my heart racing. I was terrified. It was as if someone was chasing me and trying to harm me, only there wasn’t anyone.

It was just me.

The fear shifted, changed and morphed over time. I was afraid of contracting a terminal illness and dying. Then I was afraid of starving to death because I had no appetite.

That was panic.

There was also depression. I didn’t want to open my eyes. I couldn’t bath myself for days. I stopped talking. I stopped laughing. I couldn’t laugh. I forced myself to do the…

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3 thoughts on “Looking for a place to talk about a mental illness?

  1. flynnriley Post author

    I think the biggest issue to tackle after suicide must and always will be the stigmas.
    Phase 1. The front line will always be the reactive and in real time dealing with the new and old people speaking up asking for help (the down and out) (the suicides).
    Phase 2. Move all troops into positions, begin Operation “beat everyone with the wake up and look at what’s going on stick”.

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  2. Marty

    I can share some learned skills, focus daily practice that will melt anxiety and trauma, implicit memories.

    Healing is possible with daily work and application

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