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Sea Of Sadness


This week has been a sea of sadness, brought on by tidal waves of tears. Sunday I had a conversation with a friend of 20 years and when he asked how I was,

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  • July 15, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I’m so sorry you hit a wave., I hope for you only the best life has to offer. I know you know this too shall pass😊
    Good luck with your providers.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Hi Elaina,
    I obviously can’t know exactly what you are feeling but I CAN say I understand because I too have been there.
    Depression so intense that it hung over me like a heavy blanket on a humid day. Self harm for every reason–and no reason.
    Just wanted to let you know that people care–even strangers.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I have a scar on my left forearm, just below my biceps that came from a hypomanic episode when I was 20 and smashed a wine glass and cut down to the adipose tissue. More than a decade later it remains and you know what? I’m ok with that; it’s a reminder of just how impulsive and dramatic the mood swings can be with bipolar d/o. Maybe you can try to look at your self harming as a learning experience and go forward with a fresh perspective. You are not a weak or helpless woman, you will find a way to make this better for yourself with a little support along the way.

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  • July 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  • July 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

    So sorry to hear that you are feeling this way Elaina. It is truly horrible in a way that one can’t describe. Good for you for going out in the sun, that is already a step in the right direction, even if how you feel hasn’t changed. Re the self-harm, I know it’s hard to think of it when you are so depressed, because we naturally feel guilty about everything, but try not to dwell on it. It happened, it’s over. All you can do dis just try to not do it again. Or just today. I haven’t self-harmed for 11 months and it is definitely not easy, but it does get better with time. Good luck! (although luck has nothing to do with it, does it?)

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