As part of my therapy for depression, I’ve been openly talking about my struggle on social media (google + and facebook, mostly with a few posts on DreamWidth which are mirrored to LiveJournal). I’ve been thinking of setting up an actual blog to try to reach more folks. Not just out of vanity but because I want other folks suffering from mental health issues to know that they are not alone. Mental illness is not a moral failing, it is a health issue. I also want to point folks at useful resources such as www.nami.org
NAMI is National Alliance on Mental Illness and it raises awareness, offers support for those with mental health issues and their families. There are NAMI chapters all across the US.
I also hope to find resources for those outside the US but most of my experience is US based including with the deeply flawed US health system.
I also have physical health issues which are tied into my mental health. I have arthritis and chronic back pain. So I will likely write often about coping with those. It is all connected to my overall general wellness.
Welcome aboard. I hope to provide useful information and insights amidst my ramblings here. I welcome feedback but will moderate comments to weed out abuse, trolling and the like.