Trying To Survive But Not Always Understood


People who know me as an acquaintance, a friend online or even as good friends and family, generally think of me as happy go lucky, a good amateur photographer and always smiling. I’ve worked very hard to keep my struggle quiet, though I’ve been getting more vocal about mental illness in the last couple of years.

Because I keep most of my personal struggles quiet, it can be hard for people to understand why I’m on disability, why I take meds, why I’m not working and if I have so many issues, why am I always telling a joke or smiling. People can be pretty critical and judgmental about what they don’t know or don’t understand.

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