One year ago today, 49 people were killed and 58 people who were wounded at the Pulse club in Orlando, Florida. Today, I wanted to take a moment to share some information with you about what happened. This is a sad, sad day in the LGBTQ+ community and across America in general. In fact, the…… Continue reading One Year Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy.
Today, I’m going to tell you my step-by-step plan on how I am going to pull myself out of the slump of depression. It’s a simple plan, but it’s by no means easy. It’s going to be hard to implement these things in my life, but I think that, if I do, I will see some really positive results.
I’ve been wallowing in self-pity all these months, just wondering how to get over this and get back to where I was before this depressive episode started. I’ve been thinking of myself as the victim. I’ve come to realize, however, that thinking of yourself as the victim in a situation like this is a toxic mentality.
Yesterday, I went home early. I was having a hard time staying at work because my anxiety was making me feel trapped. I have this problem a lot at work which is why I tend to miss so much. My FMLA accommodation is the only thing that’s saved my job (and my sanity) so far.…… Continue reading I Lost a Battle, But I’m Still Winning the War.
When I first started seeing Dr. H, she suggested that I prepare an emotional toolbox for when times get hard. When I’m in the middle of a panic attack or severe depressive episode, it’s hard to think of things I can do to calm myself down. I kind of just mentally flail around and freak…… Continue reading What’s In My Emotional Toolbox?
Yesterday’s post was all about me getting better. I talked about how I was feeling much better, more productive, the whole nine yards. And all of that was true. I really was getting better. But, as I said in this post, recovery is not a linear process. There are a lot of ups and downs…… Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.
Ever since I went off my Buspar, I’ve been doing a lot better psychologically. I’m still pretty tired all the time as far as physical symptoms, but my mentality and outlooks on life have definitely improved. Before, I was having a really hard time coping with things. I’ve been on mandatory overtime at work since…… Continue reading I’m Improving.