One thing I’m discovering with having joined an online support group and writing this blog is the power of friendship and knowing you’re not alone. Unfortunately, with these mental illness issues, we lose every day people and friends, not just celebrities that are featured in the news.
I lost a dear friend a year or so back. One friend has been considering suicide, and another has just cut off online presence, which is strange for her and unnerving based on the last conversations we’ve had.
I wait to hear and hope to help.
Have any of you been through this, and how were you able to offer support?
So, I’ve resumed therapy and so far, I like the counselor. However, with my dad having passed away in ’92, digging into some stuff I’ve discovered this past year is proving draining and is most certainly affecting me. I feel poorly. Emotionally, I mean.
(Awaiting therapy appointment)
Not even poorly, really. More like sad… distracted… frustrated… apathetic at times.
Physically, I’m still feeling some better overall, and that’s huge. I can do so much more – in helping run the household, as well as having fun evenings out.
Received a check from Social Security for back pay for student benefits, and the approval and timing is a blessing. God always comes through for me. For my family.