“It only takes one bad day in a lifetime of trying to make it through each day, one at a time.” ~ Jen Curry
Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, quoted below as saying this about her mother, who struggled with alcohol and drugs since age 13, and was later diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life,” Lourd said in a statement to People magazine. “She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.
How many times will we hear this exact scenario (minus being in Star Wars, donning fabulous bikinis)?
I am so angry about these illnesses, and still heartbroken.
This could be me.
This could be my son.
After all, if it takes Princess Leia down, seems it can strangle anyone…only takes one bad day in a lifetime of trying to make it through each day, one at a time.
I am sitting here in my bedroom in absolute quiet and stillness. It’s lovely.
Usually, I have a problem with silence, because it quickly becomes a cluster of anxiety, worries and fears. This, tonight, has been nice.
I would also like to share that I saw Carrie Fisher’s last magazine cover for Star Wars: Last Jedi, coming to theaters Christmas of 2017, I believe.
I wanted to give her a shout-out and yell thank you for her books and efforts towards breaking through mental health stigma.
Then, I would flip her off, because she loved giving people the bird, too.
Then, I would wish her well, wherever she is, in peace… no more meds, no more ECT treatments, no more Bipolar. A place where she is her funny, brilliant, beautiful soul.
Thank you, Carrie.
More than Princess Leia. More than Bipolar.
THE Carrie Fisher.