Day 5- Mental Health
So…everyone has mental health. Some have good mental health, others have poor mental health. 1 in 4 of us will at some point experience poor mental health. That’s a lot of people. Yet there is still a lot of work to be done to have this accepted as ok, have it recognised as valid and accepted in the same way Physical conditions are.
I’ve tried so many antidepressants- sertraline, fluoxetine, citalophram, trazodone, amytriptiline and a lot more. I’ve tried alternative treatments- herbal supplements, acupuncture, Jan de Vries.
I started counselling in January. It’s been my safe space for the last 8 months though it’s come to an end now. In August I finally seen a Psychiatrist who gave me a diagnosis that helped explain a lot. 🙂
When I look back at how I felt in October, November, December & January, those were my lowest points. Where I didn’t want to carry on. Where all I felt I could do was sleep. 😴 I look back at what I have written. The posts I’ve made here on Instagram. Dark places. 🌑
I’ve come a long way but I’ve still a long way to go. Part of that includes learning to love myself. To be content with me, my shape, my mental health, my current position in life, everything. Hence SLBC.
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