13 February 2014

coming out for mental health

My Valentine's Day will be the same as my one month of taking antidepressants. Let's talk about positive change.

I can think about my emotions now, something I didn't realize I'd lost the ability to do. I can think rationally about reactions as I'm having them (sometimes). I'm working on de-escalation strategies. Learning how to relax, which is far more difficult than seems fair. Working on doing one thing at a time. I'm building confidence at work and starting to take initiative when things need to be done. I'm interested in reaching out to people, and sometimes I remember to do it.

I'm starting to feel enthusiasm for things again.

This feels like the sort of thing it's important to be open about, because you never know who might need to talk about it.