national mental health week
Sunday, April 21, 2019
mental health is important to me and should be to everyone. There is not one family that hasnt been touched by someone struggling with one issue or snother. I personally struggle with depression and anxiety and have been on medication for years. For the most part it is under control but there are triggers. Espescially winter. part of my depression is Seasonal affective disorder which can be treated with a SAD light and Vitamin D which tricks your brain into thinking theres more sun light. The anxiety or panic attacks are random and can come out of no where my heart flip flops and I feel like I shouldnt be her. Im not sure where I should be but not here. It usually only lasts a few minutes snd I can breathe through it but increased stress means increased anxiety. I worked in mental health nursing for 10 years mostly because I can relate fairly well. Its hard to see the people in denial fighting treatment,blaming others for their issues, lashing outhurting others, self destruction in other ways. There are other areas of mental health that id like to learn more about like schizophrenia. As I said theres not one person not touched by someone they know not struggling with a mental health issue. Be supportive any way you can.