It’s been 12 years since I started this path. Mental illness wasn’t the problem. The struggle was how to regain my confidence and self-esteem after the first onset of symptoms. In retrospect, I felt like an observer. I was aware of my surroundings and the people around me. The constant struggle to try to belong […]
The following line is from my journal: I’m scared of how much damage I can do. The reason for that is due to the damage I’ve caused to people I love. The problem is that I tend to realize it once I’ve done it. I feel that my intention is never to cause distress to […]
This post is part of a series of experiences on healthcare. From realizations, patient navigation, and the implications of being divided by a border. Symptom: Misinformation and poor communication I tend to do things on my own for most of the time. The idea of self-sufficiency is something that I look up to. When my […]
Recently, while having a moment of anxiety, I discovered that I was doing a version of Morita therapy as a way of dealing with my symptoms. This type of therapy comes from Japanese psychology. Today, I am sharing with you what I am learning about it, and how it is helping me.