Quote for the Day

When achievers fail, they see it as a momentary event, not a lifelong epidemic. ~ John C. Maxwell I just stumbled upon this quote today, and it felt very apt to my current situation, as well as many core tenets about me. I shudder to call myself the achiever even in analogy, but we'll put … Continue reading Quote for the Day

Frozen Chaos, The Exile, and the Hermit

This post is going to be a little all over the place. I haven't slept in... some long amount of time. I stopped counting. I have been through some harsh shit in my life, and a lot of it was invisible to those around me. Over time, wearing a mask became more difficult (a fact … Continue reading Frozen Chaos, The Exile, and the Hermit

Meet My Twin

As someone with Dissociative Identity Disorder, as well as Depression and Anxiety… wow. This was such a good way to express those feelings. Thank you for posting.

Sanity Not Included

My twin and I were born the same year, month and day. We were raised apart. In most of life, I never saw her. I didn’t know she existed, but she was always there. She went to sleep with me every night and put the world on top of my chest. She accompanied me to my corner and made me cry telling me stories of a world I wasn’t part of. She was my best friend…I just didn’t know. You see, I only saw my twin in my dreams and when I looked in the mirror. I just didn’t know it was her. I’m still the only one that can see her.

Sometimes my twin leaves me for a while but I always know she’ll come back. I wish she wouldn’t but the familiarity of her presence is almost comforting. It’s almost comforting to cry for no reason, to panic…

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Guide To Dealing With Mental Illness(Loved ones)

This is one of the better guides for loved ones I’ve ever read. Thank you. Reblogging.

Sanity Not Included

  • Be supportive.

Therapy and medication are effective but nothing is more effective than support in the long run. A person who is mentally ill is less likely to relapse if they know and feel that they have support(in whatever form it comes). Also, do not use your support as a weapon. In arguments don’t bring up the fact of how supportive you’ve been. It makes the point that unless you have something to gain, you won’t be supportive.

  •  Be gentle but firm.

One of the biggest mistakes made by loved ones when trying to deal with mental illness is to be “too soft” or “too hard”. It doesn’t matter what the illness is, the rule is the same. You need to set clear boundaries when it comes to give and take.You just can’t do it in a way that makes the person feel bad about themselves. One side can’t give…

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