Several of the posts on this blog are going to be blog entries from my other blogs, which I have written in the past. Since this blog is meant to be a collective of all threads I have on the subject of mental illness, I intend re-posting them from wherever they are scattered in cyberspace, for the sake of order and access.
Someone asked me a question, in response to which I wrote the blog post that I am about to share. If the query interests you as well, please read the rest of the post by clicking the external link, provided ahead.
I have a question for you if that’s ok. When you mean you recovered, do you mean you understood the root of your depressions and manic states, your bipolar disorder? Was there meaning, trauma in your life that led to that? And do you not suffer from that anymore? I hope these are ok questions to ask you. (E.L.)
What our triggers are – are our vulnerabilities. If one can isolate that it is a great victory and the best way to identify that would be a therapeutic dialogue with a therapist who is kind, wise and non-leading. It is not so easy to find such a person and that is the greatest challenge really.
Dear E. suffering is a part of our human destiny- but it does not have to annihilate us completely- we can live with it peacefully, we can make sense of it on a day-to- day basis and we can find better ways to make sense of things, alternative worldviews and conceptualizations.
Please read it all here.