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obsessed with mental health

I am not immune

I’m usually pretty cocky when it comes to my recovery. I think of it as rock solid. Mental illness? I ain’t doing that again.

But then-

I had a brush, just a brush, with mental fragility.

Over the course of a week, a number of triggers came together at once and formed a potent cocktail. I felt things chipping away at me, at first subtly, then almost constantly.

This culminated in a moment where I could see the possibility of being unwell again. I could see the cliff. I don’t think I was actually on the brink of it, thank God, but I could see it. For the first time in a long time, I thought, maybe things could push me there, and maybe I would jump and fall. This moment was scarier than all of the triggers together. It put me face to face with my vulnerability.

I take this as a very important lesson.

I am recovered, but am not immune. 

I must not take my mental wellbeing for granted, or stop looking after it actively.

(things turned around the week after)


One comment on “I am not immune

  1. mindovermediablog
    March 26, 2016

    I think of mental illness like that of diabetes. There are patients who are very good at controlling their sugar levels up to a point they don’t need medications or u can control it very well with medications. But u don’t get cured from it. As a diabetic pt u always have to be aware that u r prone to high or low sugar level. Just like mental illness, its important to always keep our emotions stable to feel normal


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