I did it! I really, really did it! I built up a nice sized buffer of entries for the blog. I’m almost worried now that I’m going to jinx myself by saying it. By the time I took the screenshot below, I had most of the posts ready except two or three. But I’ve managed to shell out two more posts. So I’m relieved.
Today’s post will be going up on Saturday, September 4th. At this point, I’m shocked considering how badly my last week in August was going, I didn’t think it was going to be possible. Some strange part of me really wanted to make sure Suicide Prevention Week went well though. I’ve been working on writing posts the last two days like a madwoman.
Haha, the Drowning post sort of gives you an idea of what day I started writing these posts, right? I’m probably going to go back later this week and reread my posts. I’ll edit them as needed (oh look, I edited today’s post too), since I’m currently going on the assumption that I’ve been writing all of this on a mania high. Things that make sense on manic brain might not make sense to the normal person.
I ended up adding some more posts since I first wrote this post initially. Added a post about Halloween and an exercise post that I had been planning for the Suicide Prevention Week. I’ve been trying really hard to integrate DBT into the Suicide Prevention Week. For me, DBT is something that has really helped me overcome my mental issues. They aren’t fixed, but it gives me a lot of coping mechanisms that I didn’t have before.
This one TikTok video came across my feed last night and I felt like it would be good to share it before all my mental health entries hit the blog.
At this point, I’ve realized I’m smack dab in the middle of a mixed phase. My attention is everywhere and I’m getting things done. Which I’d like to think of as productive, but I’m definitely a bit low. There’s some sadness that is just lingering. I’ve got to try and remember to discuss mixed episodes with my therapist.
Any who, I still have one last post to prepare for the National Suicide Prevention Week. Not sure about the topic for September 11th. That’ll be the last post for the National Suicide Prevention Week and it’s also the anniversary of 9-11. (Which shouldn’t be confused with Remembrance Day, November 11th)
Thank you for reading.