10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health

10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health

10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health
— Read on letsqueerthingsup.com/2018/03/03/10-ways-to-reach-out-when-youre-struggling-with-your-mental-health/

I can be awkward as hell and tend to shy down when I can’t think of anything to say in an important moment, but if someone needs my help I’m down for any of these. And if it makes any difference to say this, my strength is #4. I can hands down do #4 any day of the week. And #5, with my handy Reminder app there to help me build that habit.

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Is this Depression?

I feel… wrong. Sometimes it feels almost like being dizzy, like my head is disconnected and floating slightly above my body like a balloon on a short string. Sometimes it feels like everything around me is moving at a slightly faster tempo than I am.

The amount of times I say “I don’t know” on any given day has quadrupled, at least — I never know what I want to watch, want to drink, want to eat, want to do in my free time. Or, if I do and that turns out not to be an option, I am generally unable to think of a second option. It’s been so hard to write lately, for the past month or so with only short-lived exceptions.

Yesterday, I locked my keys in my car because I’d forgotten to put them in my pocket. A couple weeks ago I “lost” my credit card because I put it in my back pocket, right into the middle of a stack of business cards, and a couple days after I “found” it again I forgot to take the cards out of the pocket and they disintegrated in the wash.

Is this what depression feels like? Or am I just psyching myself out? Because between my growing dread of an upper endoscopy, fretfulness about switching to all gluten free all the time, the anxiety I already had anyway, recently fiddling with my medication, and the fact that it’s 100° F out again today… I just don’t know anymore.