It can be really hard to watch someone you love experience mental illness.
When you clean by junebugging, you pick an spot you want to clean, and keep bringing yourself back to that spot, no matter where you wander through the cleaning process.
Maladaptive daydreaming is when your daydreams go beyond an occasional distraction from boredom and turn into something that disrupts your life.
This is me. This is what mental health issues look like up close and personal.
This is an ultimate guide, a masterpost full of links regarding every aspect of therapy I could think of.
Even if your coping mechanisms aren't the healthiest or most Instagram-worthy, they are helping you survive this truly extraordinary and horrible time.
If I wasn't consistently getting closer to being better, then I wasn't getting closer to being better at all.
I know that our options for doing good are pretty limited right now. But that doesn't mean they are gone completely.
You aren't weak or bad or anything if stress triggers your symptoms.
Dissociation is a form of protection. We dissociate when our minds need to protect us from some aspect of our reality.