Before you decide to watch this I am going to tell you up front that this is NOT a sewing post and this is about my very personal struggles with anxiety, depression, and chronic pain disorder. Its a long video sparked by a twitter conversation the other day. If you do not have any interest in this go ahead, mark as read, and I'll have some happy sewing posts for you soon. (Please note almost finished Tofino's in background). I promise I won't be offended.
I am also posting a number of links below this for those of you that are inclined to read and research.
Something of note, the only reason my initial back injury did not put us in the poor house is because it was covered under worker's comp even after my contract was up. However, after four years they really wanted to get rid of me so that's when the settlement proceedings started. It was a paltry sum of money in the grand scheme of things but it kept us afloat until I was able to get full coverage under my company and not get denied treatment for "pre-existing condition" thanks to the "Patient Protection Act" (aka Obamacare, and anyone who tries to troll political is going to get deleted, that's not what this is about).
"The Spoon Theory" or the origin of the term "spoonies". If nothing else, read this.
Brain scan of depressed and not depressed brain from Mayo Clinic
What SSRI's are and what they do for depression.
General Anxiety Disorder
What is clinical depression?
Serotonin and Dopamine
Stay Fabulous! XOXO