Trigger Warning: Talk of self-harm.
I have a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder with depressive features. I also have issues with anxiety, self injury, and erm…”self-medication”. Some might also say I have issues with anger, but personally I just see that as a combination of self-preservation and Paying Attention.
The constant in my life is the support of my wonderful husband Eric, who’s wrestling with his own past and issues have given him an empathy that few others possess, even if they are also well-intentioned and supportive. I do my best to return the favor to him, and be as supportive as I can. I’ve also benefitted from finding like-minded people such as those who participate in BFMH or involvement in Punks In Recovery, another grassroots movement spearheaded by Craig Lewis out of Boston. In the past year I’ve also entered into a city mental health/harm reduction program that offers individual counseling and group meetings.
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