It's always hard to know where to start. So much has happened over my 20 years of suffering that the complication of the disorders I experience seem too much to put into words. But I know I have to, I have to so others don't feel so alone.
Tommy Rosen’s book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, is an autobiographical account
My panic attacks were frequently about being late. Tardiness worried me to no end. Whether it was for work or friends or family, to be late was to be an awful person.
In high school, my friends were my rocks. They always understood the things I was going through (the best they could) and were there at the drop of a hat if I needed them.
Things I don't like that have been said to me about my mental illness
1. You just over-exaggerate, you need to move on.
3. You'll never get through this, you're too weak.
4. What's wrong with you?
I didn't like elementary school. Or high school. Or even the first four years of my post-secondary education.
Dear younger self,