“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression”— Jasmine Warga
Suffering from a mental illness is not trendy. Nor is it glamorous. It doesn’t make you seem more edgy or sexy.
More and more, we are seeing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, O.C.D., bi-polar disorder (but to name a few) being glamorised by, well, everyone. Bloggers, mainstream news, literature… it’s everywhere.
This is by far the most challenging thing I have ever written for the fact that it is so deeply personal.
In the article I outline how I tend to hide behind humour quite a bit – I’m a bit of a closed book, so to lay all of this bare onto a blog post was quite difficult, but it has already been so so worth it.
A few of you have reached out to me since this was published on Jade’s blog and it truly means the world to me to hear from people going through the same thing, or people who just want to learn a little bit more about the condition.
Enough rambling! Without further ado; Here is my story.
We’ve all been there, right? When we’re put into situations when you really need to come across as confident, when in reality all you want to do is curl up into the foetal position and whimper into your favourite stuffed animal.
Here’s a few tips and tricks for keeping your wits about you, even though you actually feel super edgy, and just down right jittery.