As I stumble along with my mental health, I want to remind you that today is World Mental Health Day.
Indeed, as I continue to live, I notice how people really do not believe in depression. People believe in the mood continuum. That depression and mania are just opposite ends of the same scale. I would venture that those people have not ever been depressed or manic.
Depression is not something anyone wants. Trust me.
What I want to ask of you today is not to accept that depression is real. I can’t ask that of you straight away but I can ask for you to take a small step into believing it is more than just being blue. It is not something anyone wants but it is real.
Could you do that for me? Take a chance on someone with depression. Help them out of that fog and numbness. It is a slow process but it can be done. Just reach out. It would make my heart happy. I feel quite hopeless right not, so please if you are strong enough, just try.
As life would have it, today is also the 12th anniversary of my first kiss with Bean. Perhaps it is fate (do we believe in fate?) that today is also world mental health day.
Yesterday, was a very difficult day for me. (When isn’t it – but yesterday was particularly hard) but when I got home at 9pm it was into his arms. He is no Andre the Giant but he is powerful. Perhaps not as strong as medication or therapy but for me, equally as important.
I mean who could resist this face?
So thank you Bean for being more than a good guy. You make me safe.