When I go missing, I drop off the internet and don’t return calls or emails. I often disappear from myself at the same time. Occasionally I think of this thing in my head as being a virus. Sometimes I even worry that my broken mind is making the world worse, even though, rationally, I know that’s not true. I’m fortunate to have medicine, doctors and a community of people supporting me. If you can text just a few people today and let them know you care, it will help them and help yourself as well.
- The most vulnerable people are empathetic people because they care about other people while having their own demons.
- It takes support, a community, doctors and medicine to deal with many of these issues.
- No matter how much someone is struggling with the things in their head or real life dangers, they are still needed.
“sometimes I wonder if this thing in my head is like a virus. Maybe I pick it up from the wind when the world is on fire. Sometimes, when it’s very bad I worry that I’m making the world worse with my broken mind. I know it’s not true, rationally, but rational doesn’t really translate in my head when things get sideways.”