Having been on anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medication for a number of years now, I'm more convinced than ever that the benefits are in the placebo effect and not the chemistry of the medication.
Very sad LiFE. Probably have... very sad death. But... at least there is symmetry.
Don't just do something. Sit with it.
For someone who suffers from mental illness, spending too much time inside my head can be dangerous. One piece of learning from today is that I need to remember to be authentic and to speak from the heart.
Today I learnt that I use negative reinforcers to try and motivate myself into doing things, but these don't work, so I'm going to CONSCiOUSLY implement positive reinforcers over the next couple of weeks.
I've learnt that you can't run from depression or anxiety. The answer is to stop and embrace your BEiNG with compassion and empathy.
There is nothing to fear in solitude. I may feel alone, but I never am.
I'm starting to believe that I'm not crazy. It's the world that's gone mad!
Step 1 - Admitted that I am powerless over my thoughts, feels and actions - that my life has become unmanageable.
Would I even know if I was crazy?