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Mental Illness: A True Sign of Grit

GRIT: STICKING IT OUT IN FACE OF OBSTACLES AND SETBACKS

“Stop being so depressed.”
“OMG you’re so bipolar!”
“That crooked picture is driving my OCD crazy.”

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Lens of the Mind

My mind is the lens with which I perceive the world. I’m beginning to think that maybe my lens is different from everyone else’s. Maybe my lens is not a converging lens, like the eye, through which two rays intersect to form a real image. 58 more words

Depression

Sea of Pain

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. 325 more words

Photography

#1551

feel crazy today
blood under my fingernails
don’t worry, it’s mine

Writing

4am phone call

The cycle returns to the dreaded phone call

4am anxiety, waking up like I’m beginning to fall

Holding onto something not present in the light of Universal waking hours… 290 more words

Poetry

Follow up: post return

I went to my appointment Thursday with Dr. M after a three month break and it was extremely anxiety provoking. My legs wouldn’t stop shaking regardless of the position I put them in. 245 more words

Anxiety

Yes... My Problem is Your Problem

Getting back to my first blog about the ongoing debate with my husband over my so called “craziness”… Today I am subjected to yet another morsel of my madness to snack on… all thanks to my husbands inability to understand why certain things need to be done in order to maintain my “happy place”. 310 more words

Crazy