Remember! Remember! Skies of azure blue with wispy trails of clouds
on days so dark and dreary that feel as if they portend a future forever without the sun.
Remember! Remember! a smile that was just for you because you were you
on days you feel alone and unwanted and cannot remember being loved.
Remember! Remember! the afternoon you danced with joy to music sublime
on days where just leaving your bed seems a herculean task.
Remember! Remember! that other soul you lifted up who was deep down in a pit
on days you cannot see why you were even born or continue to live.
Remember! Remember! That day you stood up tall and felt your powers fill your soul
on days where burdens and heartache leave you hunched, bent over and you fall.
Remember, oh remember, to not chastise your soul on days it’s wearied and so raw,
instead comfort it somehow as you would a child’s tender heart and remember to
remember better days.
So I am sitting here writes my friend Matt Pappas from Surviving My Past, just watching my twitter feed and browsing around the web not doing too much of anything in particular. Then I got an email notification from Jodi Aman about a new video she posted up. Of course, I hopped over to her channel to…
via Dwelling On The Negative, Negates Happiness — Fighting for a Future
Sometimes, the hardest part of living with a mental illness isn’t the symptoms, or the management — it’s dealing with stigma from other people. And unfortunately, many people who live with mental illness face stigma from family or friends when they try to talk about it. That lack of support, whether it comes in the…
via How To Talk To Your Family About Your Mental Health — Especially If They Don’t “Get” It — Fighting for a Future
snatches of conversation a dog barks motorcycles zip by a horn beeps a woman’s laugh someone sings a Black Sea song life passing by outside my window my wine glass full and the cat lying on the rug closes his eyes
via outside my window: Friday night in Moda — Leonard Durso
For people with DID, aspects of cognitive function that are normally unified/integrated, like personality, identity, and memory, are fragmented and can become their own separate identities writes Dr. Roberto Ferndendez-Alberto Guest Blogger. People with DID will feel like they’re alternating between those multiple identities (each with their own personality traits and memories), which causes them…
via What It’s Actually Like to Live With Dissociative Identity Disorder — Fighting for a Future