This is what got me out of bed this morning… In the end I decided that to “keep going” was probably a better option.
Sometimes I’m not sure if “keep going” is the better option.
I was very much stuck in my own head when I made the chart, and so this is a very simplistic, black and white one.
In reality, those are not the only options, nor are they linear as they appear here. It’s okay to relapse. It’s okay to give up for a while before you pick up again. It’s even okay to express suicidal thoughts, to your shrink or to your friends, as long as you don’t act on them. It’s okay to just sit still and not do anything at all.
How people expect you to feel:
How you actually feel:
When you’re physically ill:
When you’re mentally ill: