Such kind words from my fellow blogger Jim.
He opened up to his blogging community this morning about his struggles with Bi Polar disorder. We have been discussing life. I want to commend and support him throughout his journey.
Jims art, his words, poetry and his mind are so inspirational and beautiful.
And Jim, it’s all you buddy.
Some Canadian Stats on Mental health.
It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder – the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.
Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.
Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.
About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).
To read more please look at http://www.cmha.ca/ The Canadian Mental Health Associations Web site.
Time to lay it on the table.
Around 2004 I was diagnosed Bi-Polar Disorder and PTSD.I have been off medication since August of last year.
I don’t know if I agree with my professional diagnosis, but a rose, by any other name… know what I mean? Like, call it what you want, but when it’s 3 am and I’m lonely, and I have a black wind blowing in my ears and everything feels meaningless, I don’t give a shit what it’s called.
Late December I got Twitter. By early January I was more aware than I ever wanted to be how many desperate souls there are out there tweeting into the silence.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” ― Henry David Thoreau
That depressed me so bad I can’t explain. I mean, all these goddamn people and so much…
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