You are not Alone

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I wanted to open today’s blog post with an apology. I had this grandiose idea of hosting a Zoom mental health party, but my anxiety and depression took a significant hit this weekend. I was lucky not to end up in the hospital, but with everything going on and hospitals overwhelmed, it would serve no purpose. I will reach out to my psychiatrist and let her know where things are in my life.

I have written recently and in the past to say that “it is okay to not be okay.” I am living this idea, and it has been my mantra as I work towards getting my anxiety and depression to a reasonable level this week. It rained heavily here this weekend into today, so going beyond my back porch is impossible. Getting caught in the rain would surely not help. The last thing I want is to be sick.

What sucks about this whole COVID-19 situation is you can’t get away from it no matter what you do. It is essential to stay on top of things. Educating yourself in a crisis is paramount in getting the right information. The coronavirus is an ever-changing dailt thing. At the same time, it can reak havoc on our mental health. You are not alone, it is a novel idea and one I believe in, but many of us are actually living isolation alone.

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Many people over the last week have been reaching out in hopes of connecting with anyone. I feel your pain and never be afraid to reach out to me when your mental health is hitting all-time lows. I am a seasoned vet when it comes to this life, and no matter what, I find ways of getting through my day. Writing has been my go-to over the last month. It is my way of reaching out to the world for a human connection.

You are not aloneThere are so many of us right now struggling to get through. It can be easy to want to end it all. I know in better times that what we are living in, I have felt the dark abyss of depression. The worst type of darkness that can lead to suicide. What prompted me to write this post came from a story I read where someone with mental illness felt the pressure of COVID-19 and took his life. Fear right now is higher than ever, and so many people are at risk. You are not alone. Please fight!

I want to leave you with a song that has always helped me through troubled times.

Meg & Dia Nineteen Stars

Always Keep Fighting

James

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23 Replies to “You are not Alone”

  1. hi james. it rained a lot to this weekend in ireland. I stayed indoors, not venturing out in it. I do have to go grocery shopping tomorrow. I am struggling a lot too right now thank god for my therapist and psychiatrist. They’ve both been amazing. xxxx

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    1. I am glad you have both. I know I need to go shopping soon and I am putting it off as much as possible. For as long as possible. The rain certainly made it harder for to deal. Stay safe and healthy. Struggling is a given but always keep looking to the future.

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  2. James, you are such an inspiration! To me and many others!
    Thank you for always bringing up the fighter spirit in dull times or may I say very dark times. Yes, communicating your worries does lessen the weight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sending out prayers and strength to everybody whose struggling.
    We are all in it together !๐Ÿ™

    Stay safe, strong and sane! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ
    -theinkwarrior

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  3. It’s okay not to be okay, because we are otherwise healthy humans worn down by unhealthy circumstances.

    I am experiencing the same things as you here, and having exactly the same thoughts – countless others are. We are not alone.

    Maybe, on the other side of this crisis, our depression would disappear. I certainly believe this crisis is bringing about changes in our society and culture that were needed, and we have a better world to look forward to.

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  4. Dear James, you are not alone at all!
    I want to let you know that I m reading your posts with such a passion, comparable I dare say, with the one that you’re writting and I want to thank you for having the courage to show yourself to us as you truly are, no masks, allowing us to feel a bit, right there, beside you, of what you’re feeling day by day. I know it is hard but your way of letting the depression out and give it a shape,it is an incredible act of courage, facing your fears, demons! Chapeau!

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    1. I made a decision long ago to always be authentic here. Share my story and hopefully to the point that people will understand mental illness a bit more. Thank you so much for reading my blog.

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  5. Yes my friend, none of us is ever alone. Such an important, crucial message of hope and faith for these times. I too have been struggling as an empath and with CPTSD. Today I video chatted with my gf, Reiku master and shamanic healer so we could uncover some sticky energy weighing me down and I feel 100 times better, more focused and me.
    This time is reminiscent of solitary confinement at times and I can now see how much that messes with one’s mental health. For me, I believe in the whole body health approach. I have healed and will continually heal my mind, body and spirit from what my past conditioning has created and the trauma I have endured scarred my body with. It’s extremely necessary to do whatever feels right, without judgement right now un terms of self care. I’m always so uplifted when I read your work. You are a bright light on here Jamesโค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing, you are not alone. I’ve been feeling the negative effects of this too and decided to start blogging again because of it. It’s so important to communicate during times like this

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