Hi friends (it feels really fucking weird calling people I've never interacted on the internet with that but hey, personable right?)
I'm Lissie and I've lived with mental illness for about my entire life. Mentally my current list includes, but absolutely is apparently not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD and a new fun addition under that called Health Anxiety. Physically I'm contending with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Costocondritis, Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia, PCOS, and IBS. I know, right.
Although I've lived with most of my mental health disorders for all of my life, I didn't start getting diagnosed until my early 20s. First up was depression and I was immediately put on antidepressants and given 8 sessions of 'counselling' chronicled in Frizz Is Not To Be Trusted.
Over my time living with mental illness I've developed coping mechanisms, some healthy, some not. Some help and some don't. Writing is something that always has though, a way to purge and create, a way to process and possibly recover. These blogs track my process and my progress and if they help anyone else along the way then that makes me happy.
I hope reading my blog has helped you feel less alone, and at best find something you were looking for. My comment section is always open to those who need an audience and aren't a troll/bigoted/prejudiced.