Good attitude, Brendan!
Fiercely and unconditionally love him. That's the best way to fight this and provide a life-line.
And lots of love to you!
Andy J - you are a diamond geezer. Thanks for support
That's a new one for me. Thank you.
I think everybody's worn one at some point. It might get less questions asked but I don't think it helps you emotionally.
Robby H - too true mate. Totally agree
I got so good at wearing a mask, I sometimes don't even realise I am wearing it myself. . . I guess it's part of what we do to fit in, to move on. People say how imporatant it is to talk about mental health etc. Bit it is definitely still a stigma
I do find that if you speak honestly about it, most people (especially if they don't know you well), don't know how to handle it! . . . Hence the donning of the all too familiar mask.
I guess it's all about a balance of leeting people in so they can support you but also respecting their boundaries and needs and not overloading the,
*them. I am trying to write in my diary more so that my emotional processing of private thoughts and feelings happens mostly there and not out loud to the wrong people. It helps me be far more self aware, to become aware of behaviour(mine or other
peoples') that is bothering me and helps me realise patterns in those behaviours and the effects on my mood.
Ah man, keep pressing enter by accident! Anyways, - definitely agree. I wear a mask. Also agree with Rob H, prob not so healthy but I do feel that to protect yourself, you need to find a balance of how much you tell people too! I find writing in my
diary helps me to acquire that balance!
hopes you get well soon!
Think that is true of many people Brendan. Wouldn't worry about it.
Agreed. I work with children. Me: Whats 9x8? Child: I went on a boat with my dad. Me: Nope! Non-sequiturs are more fun anyway. Say random $hit. Conversations are so predictable and dull anyway. Cabbage!
Thx guys, just some people find it irritating, only discovered this late in life.
Write things down for yourself now - things that you enjoy doing, things that make you happy, things that reassure you - arm yourself now so that you have something to hold on to when/if you go back under.
At least, that's what I try to do
Good advice, I'll make a novel of it ;). Thx for your support