The Winter Of My Discontent

Finding The End of Unhappiness

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer ADHD and mental illness affect millions of children and adults all over the world. When I started writing the My Mental Health Series (click the link for my latest post, My …

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“This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.” Euripides Speaking out is hard to do. I spend a lot of time in blogging groups and reading other bloggers all over the web. I’ve noticed one piece of advice pop up over and over that I think is great advice, especially when it comes to mental …

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“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” E.E. Cummings When I wrote My Mental Health: ADHD, I intended to give a well-rounded view of how ADHD affects the people …

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“Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker.” Sam Keen Hello, lovelies! Have you ever been under a lot of stress at work and you suddenly realize that you’re exhausted, you can’t stand even the …

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I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton Hello, Readers! Welcome to my first ever blog series, The My Mental Health Series. My hope over the next five weeks is to educate, advocate, and to let people know that they are not alone in …

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The more up-to-date the information, the more valuable it is. Katie Jacobs Stanton As we’ve already covered, the last week of September 2020, I was diagnosed with several co-occurring mental disorders (you can find my diagnosis post here). At 38 years old, I was finally getting the answers I had been seeking my whole life. Most …

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At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice. Gore Vital As in my last post, I would like to preface my mental illness blog series with another informational post about ADHD myths. There are a lot of false beliefs and misinformation about ADHD (and ADHD medications) that float around …

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“Little by little becomes a lot.” Anonymous It’s been an eventful, uneventful week. Lots to talk about, but also kind of boring. So, let’s dive in… I have a quick update! I finally saw a new doctor to manage my medications and things went better than I had hoped. I explained to her that, after …

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The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Eden Phillpotts The mental healthcare system can feel like a lot of waiting sometimes. Providers often book up and book out, sometimes for months in advance. Add in the holiday season and it feels like I’ll be waiting forever to …

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What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. Glenn Close So. I just found out that I have ADHD-I (and a bunch of other stuff !) and I’m pissed. I also felt something else, though, besides the anger. I had hope! Real hope! ADHD is misunderstood and often underdiagnosed and …

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