its sad that there is just so little understanding of mental illnesses.
you are indeed still a person my friend with feelings and gifts in amongst all those not very nice challenges you face. hope you are feeling ok.
just wanted to reply to say i kind of know what you must be going through i cant say i know how you feel coz only you do.
but i know depression personally and my sister and a dear friend both suffer with mental illness. my friend sadly has had to go in and out of mental hospitals most of her life shes middle aged now and onlyhas just a few of her friends who still talk to her.
its a shame but like her your not alone and im sure this site can offer that friendship you would like.
take care all of you hear who suffer with one thing or another xx
Today i had a special experience. My Mom had a flashof regular processes for about 20 minutes today. She is a mental patient, and much like the movie "Notebook" goes in and out, mostly out.
Today I was at her house and she said "Hi Donny", which startled me because she has not called me that in years. I went over to her and asked her if she was ok, and asked if she wanted anything. We spoke, I held her hand and I hugged her...just loving her. This was about 1:15 pm. At 1:30 or so she started slipping away and by 1:35 she was gone, and her other personality settled in. That was the firs time I have inter-acted with my Mother in years. As old as she is it might be the last. God, it was so much like the movie "Notebook" that it hurt as I could understand better what had just happened.
Mental illness, (defined by comparison by the perception of a majority) is an opportunity to love a scared and needing person. They know they are treated rude at times being told to hurry up, pushed or pulled and maybe hurting themselves due to that, People speak of them and to them rudely. They have ears and understand and i have no dought can see they are different. However, they are alive and have feelings. Life, from the unborn to the aged, is an important force.
If you have someone in your family that could use love, or you just have so much of it that you can share some of your goodness with others, do so. Tell them that you think of them, that you care about them and you are glad that they are in your life in a very warm and special spot. They will appreciate it and you will have such growth. My life grew today, I cried like a baby and still am.