Blogging to bring awareness to, and to remove stigma from, mental health? HELL YEAH, I’M IN. . .
I am a person who actively cultivates mental health. I work at it everyday. I am not ashamed of living with depression, anxiety, and flareups of backwards OCD.* This is my reality. I work at functioning at my highest level with the aid of medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and nutrition. This is my choice of treatment. It’s my hope that in sharing my experiences, I can be an encouragement to others with mental health issues who are working to find their own way, their own balance. Sometimes I need more care, other times less. That doesn’t make me “ill.” It makes me smart.
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