Hello again Gems,
Oh, that is very interesting. That explains why you're so knowledgeable about the subject.
I too have suffered from mental health issues for most of my life. That's what first brought me here. Have you managed to get your mental health issues under control? How are you now?
I've had severe depression for almost 40 years. I've had let ups from it from time to time but it always comes back. I still have no idea whether it's the depression that has caused my life to spin out of control or the other way around...is it the problems I've experienced caused the depression?
I'm an empath. Extremely sensitive. I've nearly always felt I didn't really fit in anywhere. I felt I was different in some way.
Even as a little girl I remember being afraid of nearly everything and everyone. I was always shy and felt I wasn't worthy.....I always felt inferior. I really don't know why I was like that. None of my siblings were like that and all 5 of us had the same parents. Go figure.
I seem to gravitate towards the wounded and want to help them, even though I am one of the walking wounded myself. I'm just different, always have been.
I experienced a lot of bullying during my school years, was sexually assaulted by a group of boys in high school. Have experienced a lot of loss in my life, due to the early death of my mother, the suspicious death of my younger brother, my dad's long and sad struggle after having a major stroke, not to mention several unsatisfactory relationships and being cheated on etc. These things happen to us all and we all have to do our best to get through them. I often feel my family and friends don't know how to react or what to say and I know I make them uncomfortable when I depressed or grieving.....so I feel I need to turn to sites like this one.