Every year, around this time of the year, 'survivor guilt' rears its ugly head and fills mine with torment. Survivor guilt is classified as a mental condition that occurs when a person perceives themselves to have done wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not.
A new romance is a beautiful thing, but I find it even more beautiful when mixed with bipolar disorder. My emotions, depth of feeling and admiration are enhanced by several notches when compared to my non-bipolar romantic encounters of the past, before I became ill.
Well, here it is. The day the clocks change and we transition from daylight savings to standard time. It is only a one-hour shift in time, so it should only be a minor blip for us to adjust to - or so one would think. The reality is, however, the change can have a significant negative impact on our mental wellbeing.
It's a day that is observed around the world each year because, frankly, our mental health is as important to our survival as physical health is. It's not just to make the world aware of those of us struggling with a mental illness; it's about everybody. It's about being mindful of the fact that we need to look after our mental health.
When we hear reports of 'the leading cause of death,' things such as cancers and heart attacks tend to come to mind. But, the truth is
Fuzzy thinking is so severe at times; we could describe it as a 'syndrome'; rather than just a single symptom of depression. Some people refer to fuzzy thinking as 'brain fog.' I call it cotton-wool-head.
Dumped by text. I knew it was coming; I was just waiting for the 'you're dumped', and I just knew it would selfishly be delivered by text instead of in person or by a phone call. That's the way she is.