I'm so excited to make this post because I FINALLY found a way to move forward in recovery.
There are lots of other reasons people (including me) struggle to be honest in therapy, and I tried to address some of them at the beginning of this article, but the majority of it is focused on advice for moving forward and being as honest as you can be.
You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.
This week's article, Changing the Neural Pathways That Cause Suicidal Ideation, is all about those intrusive suicidal thoughts that you don't want to have, but just sort of...happen.
I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.
The actual making of the thing is pretty simple, it's learning to pay attention to your moods, deciding which extra factors to track, and remembering to update it every single day that's the hard part.
I promise, when you're ready, you'll let go of the comforts of illness and take on the discomforts of getting better, of healing, of moving forward instead of running in place.
Recovery is really about working with your brain to create a healthier, happier life, but sometimes it can feel like people just want you to be "normal" again.
I'm excited to post my very first video for HealthyPlace.com! This one is about how to manage expectations when in recovery from mental illness.
I feel like my sick self is my "real" self, and that means any time I start to get better, I panic and self-sabotage.