An important month for all

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

What many people do not know is that since 1949, May was made the month to bring Mental Health into awareness even though at that time, and still up until recently no one wanted to talk about Mental Health, and how it effects everyone, not just the person with a mental illness. I not only support this month, but I am also one of many people who have been diagnosed with a Mental Disorder. For the month of May I will be posting posts off and on about mental health disorders, and with ways to help someone you know who is going through a difficult time with coping on their mental health. Some may not even know they have mental health issues, and just feel like their world is crashing down around them for no specific reason, or because they really don’t know about their own mental health. I will also be talking about my own personal experiences in life as well, and how I cope with it today. I will not hide my own mental health from anyone because for me it’s a challenge to deal with it all on a day to day basis.

Like the image above says, we have mental health, and we need to talk about it. When I was a child and mental health was still a relatively new thing to accept and talk about, it still was a stigma of sorts. Even then they just wanted to medicate me over everything else and didn’t want to talk about it, and help me a lot better to deal with issues as they came forward. Now here I sit in my mid 40’s still struggling with my mental health. I’ve also learned over the years to not say a lot because it can and will be used against me in some way or another. They did just that when I had children. That is one of their many reasons for us losing our daughters. Which did not even help my mental health even further in life. From the age of 6 I have been listed as mentally disabled. Yet people who know me will make comments well there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with you physically. They don’t realize physically I am fine. Its my brain that doesn’t function like most. I’ve had issues from birth with my brain. I developed seizures at 4 days old, then when I was roughly around 2 months old, I had a skull fracture on my left side. The chemicals in my brain were crossed, I lost my seizures but it did give me other issues. It didn’t effect me so much with having a high vocabulary, but it did leave me not like math so much. I did fairly well in school. I maintained a 3.0 to a 3.5 GPA, but yet I was one of those students that got bored easily and would do things like create a spit ball cannon, with a huge amount of spit balls sitting inside my desk.

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What I plan on doing for the month of May is just bring much awareness that I can for mental health because as someone who suffers I feel there is not help for those that don’t stream, or do something live on various platforms. So I want to bring awareness to those that read blogs, or even write blogs because it will show them that they are not alone in all this. Our minds work different from most, and a lot don’t understand that we are fine, but we just have different wiring, and different chemical imbalances in our brains. We are no different from the person next door, we just have a different perspective on life, and what is going on in our lives. I hope this post will help those that want to read about mental health and how we’re not all different after all.

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About Shadowz

A woman who enjoys playing video games, and will blog about my experiences, but also record video game play for my YouTube channel.
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