1 year
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katrinaquickWords are everything to me
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1 year

by katrinaquick

I was lost

I spluttered at the movement of day to day life, spending my time escaping with those who specialised in finding the right potions to take you wherever you needed to go, far far away.

I became more alone

I couldn't look at my own reflection, and I lost the one I loved because I knew I had to face the demons inside my mind, before they got him too, the water rose and rose.

I told the people I loved

As the words fell from my mouth I felt the water begin to drain and I knew I was no longer going to drown. Depression was no longer a battle I had to fight alone. I began to get help.

Colour returned to my life

The colour began returning to my life. I could appreciate the green of the grass and the different shades of yellow on the flowers by the windowsill. I was no longer living in a black prison.

One year on, things are better than ever

A year after my breakdown, I feel better than I can ever remember feeling. The freedom of a functioning brain is allowing me the room to breath, and achieve things I never thought I could do.

Here's to the rest of my life

Although mental health is something I will have to manage for the rest of my life, I know how to manage it now and am feeling better than ever. Here's to enjoying the rest of my life!

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katrinaquickWords are everything to me
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katrinaquickWords are everything to me
a year ago
For my friend on the psychosis ward

katrinaquickWords are everything to me
7 months ago
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tankI'm a tank. yep
a year agoReply
i love love love this!!!! thank you so much for making it

johnchangjust a man discovering his superpowers
a year agoReply
Sure thing @katrinaquick - it's about connecting with those who not only support you but lift you up!

tabnash24You'll know me as you read ;)
a year agoReply
@katrinaquick I really love this line , "Depression was no longer a battle I had to fight alone. " Proud of your efforts :)

a year agoReply
Words are the most expressive and most tool you have

katrinaquickWords are everything to me
a year agoReply
@johnchang ah I just discovered her, thanks so much for the heads up! Keep any suggestions coming, much appreciated

johnchangjust a man discovering his superpowers
a year agoReply
@katrinaquick - have you checked out Jenny Larson, aka TheBloggess? I think you may find a kindred spirit in her humor and heart-felt struggles.

katrinaquickWords are everything to me
a year agoReply
@brieflyfelt your right, it is possible to reach this far in a year. I hope that this encourages others and inspires them to get help. Thanks for the support, I was so afraid to put this out there and so overwhelmed with the positive response. It makes me feel like there is hope for change when it comes to the way mental health is stigmatised and treated.

brieflyfeltwhats spoken is teenange emotion
a year agoReply
@katrinaquick not everyone hit the Jack pot When it comes to finding the right treatment for them. But I'm speaking of my own knowledge and now borrowing yours to say "it is possible to reach that far in a year" . Just saying it out Loud the first time already put down the first stepping stone to a better place.

katrinaquickWords are everything to me
a year agoReply
@brieflyfelt I was incredibly lucky that I found the right medication and counsellor straight away. Not everyone is so lucky and everyone is different but I think just acknowledging that there is something wrong and talking to someone about it can make a huge difference, and be the stepping stones to recovery.

katrinaquickWords are everything to me
a year agoReply
@chromium thanks, means a lot