NOTE: This was written awhile ago, but still applies to many of us.
It is desire, along with having decent stability, that helps with my having good insight.
And, I have just enough decent stability to make me have good insight, at various intervals, throughout my days.
But, my stability wavers, and my world ends up a bit darker the majority of days.
I usually end up going back and forth on a given day, with regards to being stable.
Such is the plight of someone with a severe mental illness—maybe even a psychotic mental illness?
Also, with regards to insight, I am realizing more and more, that so many people have problems with their mental health, that it is just awful to think about!
According to NAMI, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness each year.
What’s even worse is that 1 in 6 youth aged 6-17, experience a mental health disorder each year as well!
So, is it any wonder that 1 in 25 adults, end up experiencing a severe mental illness in their lifetime?
This is so sad! And, by and large, we are unequipped to adequately handle people like me here in the U.S.
There is also the part about people not being willing to go for treatment, and that too is unfortunate.
Is there any hope? I mean, what do you do?
I really hate to paint such a grim picture here, but the point of this post is that a lot of people suffer. And, I am rethinking a lot of things as a result of this awareness.
For instance, I now know with my wife working from home, that I am isolating way too much. And, I can see how isolation is affecting us both, since we are both isolating.
What is it like for people with mental health issues, living in your country? Are you finding ways to not isolate so much (if that is possible)? What are you doing?