Having suffered with severe mental health problems for 40 years, you could definitely say I’m an expert.
I’m an expert in my own mental health issues, which include severe depression with suicidal ideation, severe Anxiety, and one of the most severe personality disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder.
To add to this I also have Autism.
All people have differences, and some people are more different than just different.
I am a lot more different than your average 50 year old Grandmother.
Because I have been trying to keep those differences hidden from myself and the world, I ended up almost taking my own life.
Instead I began writing.
I have never kept a diary, Journal, or any kind of reminder of my daily life, and as I stared writing, I began to see the benefits that journaling had on my mental wellbeing.
I began at the beginning, it is usually the best place to start.
From my birth, through my childhood and into adulthood, I somehow ended up with 80,000 words.
Once my thoughts, feelings and memories came out, I felt a transformation.
Because these things were no longer trapped or hidden, and were there for all to see, I felt free.
As well as meditating, I continued on my journey by joining the Blogging community.
Blogging has become my therapy, my readers are my therapists. my thoughts and feelings are shared by those who read my blogs, as the saying goes ‘a problem shared is a problem halved.’
So what would sharing with the world do ?
Sharing with the world does something good, for myself, and for others like me.
Using a blog as therapy is the way forward.
Embrace your differences, talk about them, share them with the world.
You never know, your story could one day be somebody else’s survival guide.
Be your own inspiration, if you have knowledge of something share it.
Waiting for somebody else to ‘Fix’ your problems is a waste of valuable time. Be proactive not reactive. Love yourself as much as you love others.
Be kind and share always love Betty x