I’m Crying While Writing This

A daily dose of mental health

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Mental Illness is Not By the Book

I do not have a medical background, but I have written enough psychology-themed eBooks that suggest otherwise. Not only do I know a lot about mental illness through my job, but I have been facing it since I was a child. My obsessions and compulsions were very intense when I was around 7–12. Going into any public space meant that I had to touch a certain color or visit a certain section before I could leave.

I Am No Longer Depressed

By the time I reached my teenage years, the depression hit hard. I had a great childhood with two loving parents that were still together. My social life was healthy, and I was well-liked by my peers. Not to mention, I was a very established martial artist with countless trophies in tow.

Mental Illness Will Always Fluctuate

There are some days that I feel I no longer need to see my therapist. I do not know what to talk about, and I realize that I am almost 30-years-old with an established life. I’m here, living this life. Then, reality hits me suddenly. I am faced with a moment of depression or a flash of mania. I remember things that still haunt me, and I struggle with the idea that the unknown is the backbone of my life to this day.

Writer and author • Interested in mindfulness and spirituality • Fascinated by interpersonal connections • 🌈LGBTQ+ kristennadelauthor@hotmail.com

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