My relationship with social media, particularly Twitter, has been messy for the past couple of years mainly due to the fact that I was suffering from mental illness.
I was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2019 (10 years after I initially started showing symptoms). In some way, the constant absorption of information was exacerbating my symptoms.
So now I'm back here on Twitter not only because I've beat psychotic depression AND addiction, but also because I feel that I have something to giv. I've chosen to speak out & use my social media to share my experience with mental illness, trauma, addiction, patriarchy, abuse etc
I know this struggle is not unique to me only, a lot of people I know have approached me and opened up to me about their struggles with depression, anxiety, addiction, body image issues, trauma, dysfunction in relationships and abuse
Untreated mental health problems account for 13% of the total global burden of disease and it is projected that, by 2030, mental health problems (particularly depression) will be the leading cause of death and disability globally. Yes, depression is actually a disability....
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