I like Bring Change 2 Mind’s website tool so far, ’cause to be honest it’s pretty hard and even HARDER to explain to people you love have an anxiety disorder or depressive disorder without the fear of being misunderstood or rejected. I mean first you gotta think of WHAT to say much less THINK about how for example, a friend, a parent, a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse will FEEL and RESPOND about about you admitting you have a mental health disorder, ya know? Yeah, so it’s a BIG responsibility living with mental illness while living in a world that might misunderstand or reject you and being able to have to the EVERYDAY strength to live with that.
When you choose a disorder and choose the person who you wanna talk to, it gives you a script of what to say
A variety of disorders and types of people you would wish to talk to about your disorder to
Now this may not exactly be the words you wanna use, but it gives some sort of idea of what to say, which again is the hardest thing to do. I hope this tool will help you to better explain you mental health disorder to your loved ones.
For more information, click on the link below:
How To Talk With Mental Illness With Anyone
“It’s Not Your Journey” chronicles a 2 year period the where, author, Rebecca Lombardo, discusses her bouts with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and recovery from a suicide attempt, while overcoming the loss of her brother and mother. Mrs. Lombardo’s book sheds light on what living with mental illness actually looks like in contrast to the negative depictions seen on mass media. And while yes, there are descriptions on the symptoms of mental health disorders, like for example, depression (e.g. anger or irritability, concentration programs, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness), through her experiences you “see” what that looks like day to day.
Author Rebecca Lombardo
Her novel provides, in addition, encouragement to her readers keep on pursing their dreams and goals despite living with mental illness. I, myself, who struggle with mental illness have been inspired to stay strong and be best self, no matter what situation or person is against me…even if it’s my own mental illness. I highly recommend to book to anyone who lives or doesn’t live with a mental health disorder. It’s sure to make laugh, cry, and empower you and/or those with/without mental illness. I highly recommend you read it!
*I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review
You can also check out her website at:
A pic basically describing how I try to block out depression when it decides to show up.☹️