I have been trying to come up with a title for hours... Well honestly more like days. Something "cute" just wasn't going to work. I pride myself on honesty with others, so this title is about as honest as it comes. Buckle up, its about to get bumpy...
As you know I love and I mean LOVE to teach self care. I think it is one of the single most important things you can do in your life. Whats that saying " Those who can't, teach" ?
And while yes, I can practice self care, I was not. And not only was I not, I had started to take on more and more, then some more stress. So what happens when you take on more stress, and zero self care? Well if you are me... you have a "psychotic break". And I use that word in the absolute most clinical sense. Im not saying " oh lol , I had a nervous breakdown hahahaha"... I mean.... I STRAIGHT UP HAD A MEDICALLY DOCUMENTED PSYCHOTIC BREAK. I am missing memories of about 48 hours, and I woke up in an inpatient neuropsych behavior hospital.
I spent 10 days there voluntarily , learning A LOT about myself, and having some huge breakthroughs. I feel better then I have in probably.... I don't even know. Maybe forever? I have gained not only a ton of new insight about myself , but also a ton of new tools to help myself ( and share with you )
I wasn't going to post this until tomorrow ( Friday October 11th ) , but I realized today is "National Mental Health Awareness Day " so I thought, what better time to begin.
I will only be posting about this on my blog, so if you want to follow along and hear my story, you can check back daily, or you can subscribe to get notifications of when I put up a new post . ( I suggest subscribing, to make it easier on yourself )
Feel free to share with any friends you think are struggling and feeling alone... Like I said
Sh*t's about to get real in here <3