Motherhood and Mental Illness
A Life to Love
Mental illness can feel like you’re trapped underwater with no way to rise above. Not only are you without sunlight, but the heavy water keeps you trapped into believing their is no strength left in you to push up, to push out. Especially with children either struggling by yourside or in a boat you no longer have control over, having a mental illness and being a mother can feel like you’re drowning.
But, there is a way out. There are ways to survive and swim to shore. I finally was able to keep my head above water, and it’s taken me a while to find that shoreline and swim up onto it. But I’m here, or pretty darn close. Depression comes in waves, but there is healing, there is hope. You don’t have to go at it alone. Join me in my continued search for healing and happiness.
tools for healing:
Counselor, gratitude journal, forgiveness
Sleep, brain-breaks, and minimizing stress
helping and healing yourself:
Self-help books, practicing skills and tools, finding joy, doing things that bring laughter and fun
To unpatched waters, undreamed shores.William Shakespeare