Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness month. Today also marks the beginning of my mother’s homelessness.
According to the Mental Illness Policy Organization, people with untreated psychiatric illnesses comprise one-third of the homeless population. My mom suffers from Paranoid Personality Disorder and Delusional Disorder, and she has no insight into her condition and thus refuses treatment. It’s been more destructive to her and to our family than any kind of cancer.
Take some time to learn something this month as we continue to find hope for those who struggle with this every day of their lives.
Did You Know…
- The average age of onset for mental illness is 14?
- In general, a woman is no more or less likely to experience a mental illness than a man?
- More than 46% of teenagers (13-18) will experience a mental illness?
i don’t even know what I’m doing anymore. everything is literally falling apart around me. i’m *somewhat* homeless (AKA - I don’t feel comfortable living with my current roommate as he is beyond controlling), my now ex boyfriend - who has been one of my best friends for years - had a psychotic break, became violent, said the most hurtful things imaginable, and ended things with no word since. he knows my past, what i’ve been through, and what it did to me. it changed me. broke me. and yet - he is doing exactly what he promised he would never do. i don’t know that I trust anyone any longer. i don’t really have anyone. i’m feeling more alone than ever before. let’s see if i make it this time….
While watching The Walking Dead last night (S03E06 Hounded) my friend and I thought the spoons the group (particularly visible when Daryl is eating) were using to eat in the prison looked like Dairy Queen spoons. Soooo…I threw this together. I thought it was quite humorous. I’ll see if I can get a screen cap from the episode later.
Ben Whishaw as Q is pretty much the prototype of all the
boysmen I develop a crush on.
Auntie Batgirl hanging out with Jonny Iron Man.
everything about this picture wins
When I was a child, my favorite story was about a man who lived forever, but whose eyes were heavy with the weight of all he had seen.