Let’s Talk Mental Health
I’ve written here about migraines that sent me shopping for an MRI, my search for a “good” colonoscopy, my kids’ dental bills and a bunch of other stuff. But I realized this week, in all the conversations after Sandy Hook, that I haven’t written anything about mental health.
And you know what, I don’t think anyone else has either.
So let’s talk. If a line about our anxiety or depression or phobia or addiction is as easy to throw into a conversation as a reference to our asthma, then maybe we can unravel the embarrassment or shame of living with these conditions.
Here’s a little about my experience with mental illness. My dad killed himself when I was 17. I lost most of my 20s to depression. I wouldn’t be where I am without lots of therapy. In August I started seeing a counselor again about some issues with my kids. It’s helping a lot.
And you? Gotta story? Most of us do.
I look forward to reading yours.