Lynn I just typed this big old long letter about my stuggles with my mental illness and then I hit something and it all deleted it!! Ughhhh. oh well, anyhow , yes I was going to begin a support group or somthing and then didnt... hmm maybe God is telling me something. I am so sorry for your loss of your niece.
My mental illness runs on my mothers side. My great grandmother was one of the first people to get what was called at that time the ice pick surgury (frontal lobotomy) .
the story I was sharing with you befor it deleated (hahaha) was that I felt my mental heath issues were a curse, untill my son at the young age 11 came to me and said he wanted to kill himself and that he didnt understand the feeling he was having.
I knew imeadiatly what to do and how to help. I have an understanding of others who continue to stuggle.
Everyday can be a battle and definitly even more if I am not putting God first. I still think at times I can handle it better than God. WRONG, He says to me, so each day I am growing.
My story is long as many of us have stories, I have had mental illness since I was little. Bi-Polar, (which really is a wide variety of symptoms and stuggles) I think the truth is that to many Dr. put the lable thing on people who suffer is to casually and then just trow pills at them and say okay well this is what you are, but do not educate people or their families, and that leads to so much more suffering.
So with that said nop you did not give me too much info lol I love to hear about others. My major in college was Sociology and Human Services. I love people ( well I have a love hate thing sometimes, but thats a whole other issue LOL )
anyhow I am happy to have you on my list of friends :)
cheers and keep up that amazing and beautiful art!!
You are an amazing artist!! I am so sorry that you have lost your job, I just wanted to say not to lose hope. I tend to stress eat also even in anger I eat. I am working on my anger I have about so many things in my life, but I need to really see all the wonderful blessings I do have from God !!!!! Do you use a wood burner?? You are truely gifted with art.
G'day Lynn, how are you going mate. Thanks for your comments. Well as with most of my stories(blogs if you prefer, what a bloody dumb word),I find a skeleton idea somewhere and then by adding,subtracting,rewording and rephrasing.as required I get the result or outcome I want. So as you can see,I can only claim partial credit for the final product. But I am happy with that.As long as someone enjoys it or it cheers someone up,or puts a smile on someone's face, I have achieved what I set out to do !! Lovely to meet you Lynn, have a bonza (nice) day and God bless you..