Well the blog took off big time yesterday. I had the second busiest day with blog visits since I started the blog 8 years ago! Most importantly I’m just so struck by how kind and supportive the majority of people are.
My ‘poisonous parrot’ (as it’s called in CBT) is working overtime at the moment. The poisonous parrot is what they call negative thoughts. My mind still is my biggest enemy and I can’t really see an end to that at the moment. I’m having much more good days than bad at the moment so that’s great.
I’ve actually started planning something that will hopefully raise awareness for mental health. Watch this space for further updates.
I wrote this ‘poem’ I suppose you’d call it when I was in the depths:
Depression isn’t catching
Break a leg or have a physical ailment and watch the outpourings of sympathy,
Say you are feeling sad and the world almost tips by the stampede of feet running away,
A kind word costs nothing, a smile can make all the difference.
The isolation was almost unbearable.
I’m not contagious. The tears have dried up.
I’m still the person I always was. In fact I’m a stronger version.
The stigma will never end until people realise that depression isn’t catching.