Running out of ground

I really should write more often.  It often drains me to write about the way things are going and how my mind is slowly destroying me but it is still a release.  I don’t write here for attention despite this being a public blog.  I know that seems counterintuitive but this is my outlet.  One of my few outlets.  Even here I rarely go into the level of darkness I keep inside.  There are many reasons for this ranging from not being allowed to in order not to cause problems to not thinking that I could even express some of these thoughts.  At least not in a way that I could get over to non-sufferers. Lately though I have been dismayed at the number of opinions some people have on depression.  Let me list some I have read and some that have even been said to me directly and my …

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Am I right to feel offended?

Today I was called a lunatic.  It was meant in a friendly way but still it got me thinking and also offended me.  Perhaps I am being too sensitive about these things but since I suffer from mental illness I couldn’t help taking it to heart.  I try to be helpful and friendly to everyone but maybe I go too far.  Too far as to the extent of being thought of as a “lunatic.”  I looked up the definition as it currently stands and came across a lot of varying thoughts on it as you would imagine. The overriding theme, however, is that someone who is thought of or classed as a lunatic is generally thought of as mentally ill or dangerous. Lunatic is an antiquated term referring to a person who is considered as mentally ill, dangerous, foolish, unpredictable, or crazy—conditions once attributed to lunacy. – Wikipedia Sure, I …

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