Let’s talk about mental health.
I’ve been thinking about writing something along these lines for awhile. But I quickly discovered it was more difficult than I originally had imagined it to be. I find myself reading stories of others’ triumphs over the stigmas often attached to mental health issues. & I nod along in agreement – knowing our journeys are individual but similar.
I guess I haven’t know where to start because unlike many articles or blog posts I’ve read – I am still in the throes. But aren’t we all? Even people who have ‘figured out’ what therapy is ideal for them or what dosage works with their bodies are still taking things gradually – sometimes day by day.
What am I leading up to?
I plan on sharing more of my process as I traverse the landscape of depression & anxiety. Don’t worry – I will keep angst to a minimum. Hopefully there will be more descriptions of what I’m doing to cope or thrive.
1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. I believe that remaining quiet about it only increases the chance of discrimination and/or stigma.
I have always been told that my experiences with depression & anxiety shouldn’t be disclosed. That it could be harmful for potential/future employers, offputting for people who know me casually.
I get it.
to a point.
But the truth is that we all have personal struggles. As I get older, I value honesty more and more. I find it to be a healing power in my life. Sharing our struggles only strengthen the connection between us. & being honest with you (my dear blog reader) means I am being more honest with myself.