This all is posted anonymously to protect my close family and friends. This blog is meant to shed light on mental illness, to help those suffering feel not alone, and for those who don’t suffer, try to help them understand what it’s like from an inside perspective.
I presently suffer from Bipolar, Social Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – specifically Scrupulosity/Religious OCD. I am middle aged and have struggled since a traumatic childhood. Unfortunately, I have experienced more trauma since then.
I am a wife, mother to an autistic son, a small business owner, an eccentric artist , a loving, caring person who has moral, mental, and physical struggles.
I am faced with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia, and Crohn’s Disease. There are many challenges that come with sometimes severe physical issues, and I share what works for me, and what does not.