Hello everyone – hope you’ve all had a good weekend. As well as sharing my drawings I’d like to share my thoughts and ideas on my Instagram as well 💭 mental health (to me at least) = confusing. My mental health is confusing to me because my issues and feelings can randomly intensify and l also struggle with episodes of depression which can be really debilitating 🧠
Obviously everyone’s mental health is very different but I do think it’s important to be supportive to each other both online and in the real world. I also think it’s great that self care is becoming more of a ‘thing’ now and it really is important in order to keep functioning in life.
I find that my mental health mixed with my sensory issues is always tough to deal with but I try to make time for self-care and enjoying the little things in life (e.g like running a bath, reading a good book, drawing,etc).
Yes, I have my own mental health problems. But I am always here to chat if you feel like you need someone to talk to or just a bit of support. (Please feel free to share my drawings just credit @21andsensory)
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thank you! I am also here to chat. Email me if ever you want to at firstname.lastname@example.org xxxx
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I relate to a lot of what you write. I feel like I am a mix of HSP / Asperger’s and I have had depression and anxiety all my life. I am now 41 and life is getting easier to cope with now. I wish I’d had the knowledge about my ‘conditions’ when I was younger so that I could understand what was going on. Now I am aware of when I feel overloaded for example and I can do something about it rather than just feeling weird.
By the way, I am wondering if you have any experience of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia (which I have)? It seems to be quite common among women on the autism spectrum and I am sure there is a link. My theory is that, for some people, constant internalisation of feelings and having to suppress natural reactions can manifest as chronic pain. Best wishes, Luna
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Hi Luna, it means all that you can relate to what I write. Interesting to hear that you are a mix of HSP/Aspergers and also struggle with depression and anxiety. So glad to hear you are coping easier now though. I’m 25 and I also wish that I’d had more knowledge about my ‘conditions’ when I was younger – would have been so helpful right?! That’s great you are now more aware of when you are overloading that’s really useful. I don’t have any experience go chronic pain – I do hope you are managing okay with your fibromyalgia. I am definitely very sensitive to pain (for example have past surgeries/injuries). I think you could be right though that it might be quite a common thing among women on the spectrum. Thanks again for your comment 🙂