I don’t often share links to other blogs here, I hate that feeling of being an advertiser. But sometimes I read things which make me think “HOLY SHIT YOU JUST CLIMBED INSIDE MY HEAD”. Or sometimes, I have a conversation with gorgeous, beautiful people who make me think “HOLY SHIT ARE YOU MY MENTAL DOPPELGÄNGER?”
Lately, it only ever seems to happen when discussing depression.
I’m slowly clawing my way to the top of the slope since I last slid down it, a few weeks ago. It’s been the longest time at the bottom of the slope for a while yet. I know why it’s happened, I know why I’m clawing to the top, but I know it’s not out of the woods yet.
I also hadn’t planned to blog any more about it, as I needed to channel some positivity in my life (which, at the moment, is one of the hardest things I am trying to do in the history of ever); a tiny handful of people have helped me through more than they will realise, and without @Fenngirl, @Mirthematician, @MrParsley and The Mr, I don’t think I’d be as high up the slope as I am now. I owe them a hell of a lot. They may not suffer the same as me (I think 2 of them don’t actually have depression), but holy shit they have helped me significantly.
A conversation with @MrParsley this afternoon reminded me of 2 things: 1) I need to reach out and connect with people more, especially when slipping. 2) Many of us in this world have been very, very brave, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.
Something I read from @wzio a few minutes ago reminded me of another thing. 3) I am not alone.
He wrote this post My Dark Side a short while ago, and I nodded in perfect agreement and understanding from beginning to end.
We are not alone.