Do you feel like you have to fake being “normal” when you really feel terrible inside? In order to hold a job, to maintain relationships or to just function, I fake it all the time. And it’s exhausting.
I worked a full time job with a 45 minute commute. At times I was depressed, anxious or both. I would go into the bathroom to cry. But to them, I was upbeat and had a good attitude.
Over the years, it took its toll. If I had cancer, would people expect me to just “deal with it”? We are expected to live a double life. Me on the outside and me on the inside.
Hi. I’m Adrienne and I have been dealing with mental health issues since I was 14. Currently, I am diagnosed with bipolar II, ADHD inattentive type and anxiety. But always subject to change! I have seen 4 psychiatrists over the years and so many therapists I lost count.
As The Moody Mom. I want to provide a safe place where we can share our stories, cry, and laugh together! Whether you have a legit illness or just feel a bit loony from time to time, I am here to help you.
You are encouraged to share your thoughts or experiences in the comments. Or send me a message…I promise to reply!