Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Timeline.

Okay, so I don't remember my life very well.
All the memories just mash together & I have no idea what age I was when things happened.

I think I've figured out a little mental health timeline that occurs between age 13 & my current age (23).

I was a pretty quirky child. I was weird & dramatic. 
I still am weird & dramatic don't get me wrong, but something strange happened when I was 14.

I often felt sick in my stomach & I started having anxiety attacks. 

I started to feel sick every day.

I started to have anxiety attacks every week.

Then I started to shut down.

I was overwhelmed by everything.

Then I got really bad.

Somewhere around this time I cut my hair.

Then I was on antidepressants

Then I didn't feel anything anymore.

Not depressed. 
Not anxious. 
Not sick. 
Not happy. 
Never excited. 
Not content. 


I was on antidepressants for a couple of years.

Then I decided I was ready to feel things again.

A couple of years later, I started to think back on the fuzzy memory-blob of years I was depressed...

Then I started to draw cartoons about it.
The more I draw, the more I slowly understand what was happening to me.

Click for Bigness.
If you are feeling the bad feelings, please pop along to your doctor to get a referral to a mental health professional, because those guys are tops. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bad News.

Oh, I might just check the news...

Double Murder & a man shot dead by a Police Officer.

A woman held down and raped by 2 women and her boyfriend.

Both of these news stories take place on the Sunshine Coast (where I grew up).

In Melbourne (Where I live now)  a wall collapsed and killed someone.
This is the second time a wall has collapsed & killed someone this year.

In Syria, Chemical attacks kill hundreds.

So whilst I am thankful I live in a country that's not in the middle of a civil war...I am now wary of killer walls.

Sometimes I'm amazed that there are people who DON'T suffer from anxiety attacks and depression.