Question of the Day #25

What’s your experience with mental illness?

Does anyone in your family suffer from such issues?

Do you deal with any mental health problems?

Would you like to share about your experiences?


12 thoughts on “Question of the Day #25

  1. I don’t have a mental illness but I am dealing with the effects a mild stroke did on the emotional triggers in my brain. everyone is different but for me I just decided that I was gong to keep trying to get back to my “normal self” yet realizing that I have to learn how to cope with my “new normal”. it gets frustrating for me at times.

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  2. I don’t have a mental illness but my mum does. Well she’s basically better now, but when I was 17 she was in hospital for several months and it killed me. I didn’t understand it, but now I’m older I understand more 🙂

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  3. I have anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. My family lives with anxiety, but I seemed to draw the short straw on the severity of mental illness.
    I deal with it by reading, (blogs, books, comics) therapy, meds, and a lot of warm baths. But sometimes, I just need days to sleep. That’s ok too.
    One day at a time, I guess. 🙂

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  4. I have anxiety and depression. A couple years ago I went thru a very bad time and breakdown. Didn’t work for almost 3 months. I’m doing much better but I now know, I need regular medication. I have a strong family history of mental illness.

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  5. My mom’s mom has something wrong with her, but no one has ever really told me what exactly she has- like a name for it. I know my dad’s grandmother had dementia though and I’m really hoping he doesn’t get it too /:

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  6. I have panic, and anxiety disorder. I wish it on no one. it is so irrational to have your body acting physically when there is no reason for it. Mine is chemical, not from trauma, so they say it will be with me all my life. There is no talking it down, or triggers, it’s a chemical thing that there is no control of, when it happens it happens. I have to try to regulate it with medicine, and ride it out. I will try to trick my body with exercise, you know get the physical reaction my body is having to have a reason to be like it is but thats about all I can do. I’ve had it since I was a child. I honestly don’t remember ever not having it. I had a bad episode last August through September, and that has cause a stress on my body that created an immune system issue. Doctor said it was the stress my body was under. So now my immune system is fighting a virus we all have, well 95% of the population has, but our bodies usually just lives with it, my immune system is trying to kill it hahaha. Doc said the antibodies for everyone for this virus is normally a negative 10, mine are a positive 319! So, my vitamin D is pretty much non existent(because it fuels our immune system), and I am exhausted, hard to concentrate, or do anything really. Some days I can barely put a sentence together. The doc says it’s like having mononucleosis times 10, except I am not contagious, or have swollen glands. Then throw the panic and anxiety on top, I am a mess hahaha. My anxiety isn’t normal where it will start to build for 20 to 30 minutes, then last for and hour or 2 and subside. Mine will come, and can last for days, weeks, or months if it isn’t controlled once it starts. It got out of my control those few months back, and this it the result of it.


    • I am so sorry you are going through all of that. I know it is exhausting. My daughter has anxiety that made her feel physically ill for years. When she was 18, a doctor finally gave her a medication that regulated her chemical imbalance to where she can finally eat normally. But she still struggles with emotional stuff due to her anxiety. I believe she and I both inherited the same type of chemical imbalance from my mother.


  7. I am coming out the other side of an anxiety disorder and decreasing my medication. I never know when it might rear its ugly head again, but for now I’m savouring every non-anxious day 🙂
    I write about my experiences at my blog.

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