I feel so guilty when I go more than a week without writing (which seems to be happening more often). So I want to apologize in advance.
Too frequently we judge others – I, too, am guilty of this. If someone doesn’t look sick or have some sort of obvious symptom like coughing, bleeding, etc. then we assume they are fine. There are, however, a number of diseases, syndromes, disorders and illnesses that are invisible to the outside world but they impact the lives of those suffering just as much as the visible ones.
I suffer from a few of these invisible illnesses. I suffer from depression and anxiety. We label these as “mental illnesses” and, to me, that sounds like I’m crazy. I’m not. There have been times in my life where both have been all-consuming and debilitating. When I start to get depressed I find myself in a downward spiral…
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