I have struggled with mental health issues for my whole life. I’m working on overcoming an eating disorder almost 4 decades long, depression, ptsd, and anxiety. Sharing makes me feel less alone. My history means that maybe some of my experiences can help. The process of writing makes me feel lighter. If I get the thoughts out, I no longer have to carry them with me. Having a page and a commitment to write to it hold me to the now, holds me accountable, and gives me something I can point to and say “See, this is mine. I did this. I’m doing this.” It’s just one step, in the many to be taken, that will help me stay on the road that hopefully leads to recovery.