Mental Health Interviews, We All Have a Story

Hey, Nerdy Peeps! As you can tell by the title, I am starting a new series on my blog called, Mental Health Interviews, We All Have a Story. I wanted to start this series so that people with mental health battles can get their story out there in order for others to understand what our journey looks like.

So, I thought I would start the process and answer the questions I have come up with. You can also find my story in some many other posts and I will link them at the end of this post.

mental health interviews, we all have a story

Mental Health Interview with Myself

  1. What is your mental health issue?
    • I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and chronic depression.
  2. When were you diagnosed?
    • I am not sure on the month but I know it was in 2015, and that is also when I started taking medication to help me with my battle.
  3. Do your family and friends know?
    • Yes, and they are super supportive and have learned so much more about me, thanks for me sharing my story with them.
  4. Has your mental health issue stopped you from doing anything?
    • I hate social situations with a lot of people. It gets hard to breathe and I have to stay on the outer edges so I can have a quick escape.
  5. What helps you the most to fight your mental health issue?
    • There are a few of these. The first would be reading this is the best way to escape from my world away from all the chaos in my head. I can enter a whole new world and not worry about mine.
    • Then writing would be the next one. I can get all my thoughts and feelings out of me and onto paper and it helps so much in my coping process.
    • My emotional support animal (ESA) Hopper! He is the all-time best thing to ever come into my life. I can’t explain how he does it, but he knows exactly when my anxiety isn’t getting to the point where I need help with calming down and he is right there.
    • Finally, would be my amazing husband. I honestly don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have him to dump all my issues out on. He is an amazing listener and gives some great advice when I need it. He’s also learned that there are times when I don’t want to talk and he will just leave me be.
  6. What is your advice for anyone else struggling with a mental illness?
    • You are never alone. There is always someone out there who is going to listen and talk to you to help you get through whatever you are going through. Also, my other piece of advice would be to NEVER GIVE UP! You are so strong and amazing that the world will always need you in it. Hang on to whatever you can and you will make it through this mental health battle.

mental health interviews, we all have a story

We All Have a Story

I want this series to be a way for people to open up about their mental health journies. Also, for them to see they are not alone. Maybe through this series, people can connect and find their mental health buddy. I remember when I felt alone when it came to my mental health and I never want anyone else to feel the way I did. These interviews are a way for people to not be scared to share their stories. They are also a way to get more education out there about different mental health issues.

Requesting an interview?

You can comment on this post with your email and I will get back to you. Or you can email me at nerdybooklife@gmail.com!

First interview is coming tomorrow! 

Find my story and battles in these links:

What My Mental Illness has Taught Me!

My Fight

A Letter to My Depression

 

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9 Comments

  1. Kaitlyn

    September 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Thank you for sharing your story! Your message is truly inspiring and I hope others will gain the courage to speak out or reach for help after reaching your blog. Don’t stop writing! ❤️

    1. NerdyBookLife

      September 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank you! And I am always writing 🙂

  2. danielle

    September 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I love the idea of a mental health interview series. I am always curious to understand the depths of depression so that someone else’s advice may allow me to help my peers.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. NerdyBookLife

      September 28, 2017 at 11:15 am

      I love that you want to help others! Someone always needs help in some way or another! Thanks for reading!

  3. Kandra

    September 28, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Mental Illnesses have such a bad stigma associated with them. I’m glad we are getting to a place where society accepts that this is a real issue that real people deal with everyday. Thank you for sharing your story!

    1. NerdyBookLife

      September 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      As long as there is someone out there who needs the help I’ll always share! Thank you for reading!

  4. Ariana

    September 28, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I have GAD too. It’s honestly just nice to know that someone out there relates to what I feel. It can be hard to explain how I feel to those who don’t have GAD. I appreciate your openness. Thank you for sharing.

    1. NerdyBookLife

      September 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! But always remember you are never alone! Thanks for reading!

  5. Karthik KKC

    September 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Good Blog and it is really nice

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