Mental health is something that in general is overlooked in many countries. In the UK there are approximately 1 in 4 people that will experience a mental health problem in each year, and in England alone 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem in any given week (https://www.mind.org.uk/)
Despite the many disabilities there are out there because of this polluted, godforsaken, hell-hole, and wretched planet of a world that sits on the Orion Arm in the Milky Way Galaxy, disabled people’s time is not yours to waste. Sometimes we have bad days. Those of us with chronic illness intimately know that we have bad days and goodness knows that happens. Just sleeping through the night for me is a huge accomplishment. I don’t think I know what that’s like, period. I had symptoms of pediatric schizophrenia since I was a one-year-old.
Today I woke up sad. Sad that I didn't believe in God, and yet I prayed for a miracle. I prayed that I would just sleep forever. Waking up is so hard. Too hard. The loneliness has crept in so deep that it's choking my very soul. Crying has become my new normal. Stuck in this perpetual moment of heartbreak and even after the rain has cleared, I sit with no rainbows. No sunshine. No butterflies or even puppy dogs. I cry until my eyes hurt and my chest feels like it will explode. I YouTube videos on self-affirming yourself out of a panic attack. I lie, out loud, because it feels more true when my ears can hear it.
Through life, we go through many stages. Sometimes decisions we make have important influences on our lives, some good, and some bad. To adapt to these situations that happen in our lives, we must be very optimistic. At the beginning of my adulthood, I have had many obstacles, including addiction, marriage, and parenthood. Through these times, I felt great fear but also great determination. Those feelings resulted in remarkable success and accomplishments.