October 21st, 2012, 06:54 AM
Madness is Inevitable
Mental illness, early death = about 90% of my family tree.
I think I was about 14 when I learned this, and it really freaked me the fuck out.
It motivated me to become a better student, take my meds regularly, stay out of trouble, and make more productive and passionate use of my time.
And to this day, It's how I keep my shit together. I can because I must.
My only concern, of course, is how much longer I can use this pep rally trick before my head forgets, or refusez to sing, the words of the old cheer.
What, or who precisely, would exist during the pivotal chaotic moment?
October 24th, 2012, 03:30 AM
Re: Madness is Inevitable
id say its very tough but something that did help me was learning of someone i admire talk about their own illness.
that made it much more real than anyone ive ever really talked to and that makes it so much more authentic.
id equate it to religion because if you can share some values with someone, or a common 'community' its a more powerful
support than a lot of things ive done.
something that amazes me is teen suicides - they commit suicide over temporary setbacks. i dont understand why its taking our society so long to realize we have a mental health epidemic in this country.
you have to start holding people accountable at some point!