There can be a silence among families (particularly intergenerationally) about mental illness. Sometimes that’s done out of a sense of embarrassment or a well meaning desire to maintain privacy. What it achieves are walls that mean when later generations experience mental illness they feel isolated in that it doesn’t always occur to them that their …

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Significant changes to eating (drinking), sleeping, and physical activity over the last eight or so months have had some noticeable effects on physical appearance, but they’ve also produced a more stable emotional and psychological state. The black dog still comes sniffing, but I feel in a stronger place to deal with it. This post by …

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