Healing is a complicated, twisted, painful, tender thing, and you are not doing it wrong, I promise.
It can be really hard to watch someone you love experience mental illness.
Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.
Basically, an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist takes the burden off of you to explain or justify your identity.
I don't know how to hold my identity within myself. Instead, I draw it from others.
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.
Even if your coping mechanisms aren't the healthiest or most Instagram-worthy, they are helping you survive this truly extraordinary and horrible time.
This is the story I needed to read when I was younger.
Surviving this crisis is enough.