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We all struggle

#thestruggleisreal We all struggle, with something. Each and everyone here at The Mighty, struggles with something. But remember, you can reach out for support. So, please remember that, the next time things get too heavy to deal with. Chances are, some of the people here at The Mighty, might just be going through some of the same things your going through, or they might have gone through some of the same things, you are dealing with now. So, please reach out, when you need to.


Struggling Today #thestruggleisreal

Today has been a struggle for me. I had been doing pretty well and then Today hit. I'm not sure "what happened" or "why". Now I find myself at the end of a day & have NOT accomplished anything but a shower & teeth brushing. I'm also setting my expectations too high for the people that really matter to me.
I'm frustrated, angry at myself & pretty much at a loss.

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Fight the Good Fight

***warning…mentions suicide***

For those of you who never struggle to just feel “normal,” please be grateful and don’t ever take that for granted because those of us that do struggle, are so envious. Shout out to all of those that feel the way I’m feeling right now and are able to convince themselves to keep fighting. I am not exaggerating when I say I struggle with my mind daily. I have gone through hell and back only to come out stronger than I ever was before. But sometimes that’s irrelevant.

Days like today often come without warning. They blindside me and I become aware of the internal dialogue debating over the point of my existence. When people say “I’m feeling suicidal” it doesn’t mean they are all of a sudden having suicidal thoughts, (at least for me), those thoughts are always there. When I say I’m suicidal, it means I’m scared the thoughts are winning. I’m not to that point but I am very cognizant that I could easily get to that point.

Every single day of my life, the thoughts are there telling me it would be so nice to just give in. To quit struggling and fighting this battle. To just lie down and go to sleep and never wake up. It is so enticing, the thought of permanent peace when all you know exists of internal conflict and struggle. My disease is exhausting. So when my friends text me asking what I’ve been up to today and I answer, “sleeping,” please know it is not out of laziness but more from pure exhaustion from the perpetual fight.

With my illness there are good days and bad. Today wasn’t such a good day and, though the thoughts aren’t winning, they’re incredibly strong. I know this will change and I’ll be on top of the world, flying the highs of mania soon enough. It’s hard to remember that though when your thoughts keep dragging you into despair. Be patient.

I am not writing this in the hopes that all of my amazing friends will say encouraging things and lift my spirits. I alone am responsible for that. I write in the hopes that someone else suffering the same way will feel validated and not alone. I write in the hopes that something might click in the minds of those who don’t suffer, so they can be more compassionate and aware of those that may be struggling around them.

I have an incredible life filled with amazing people. I have EVERY reason to live but it doesn’t change the idea in my head that it would be so nice to just let go. Though my brain whispers that thought to me often, my heart beats louder and reminds me that I have to keep fighting. That there’s so much to keep fighting for. #fightforyourlife #bipolarbattle #Bipolar #MentalIllness #Depression #Suicide #thestruggleisreal

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IDK #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #thestruggleisreal

This has been a rough week. Today is my 35th birthday. It is the first bday spent without my family at all. I am nowhere near where I thought my life would be at 35. Then, yesterday I had an accident at work resulting in a big ol' boot on my left leg and a concussion. I have already felt so overwhelmed in so many aspects of my life this year so now to have this added to the pile is heartbreaking. I wish I didn't have to go through this, hate that my students will be impacted by my unknown length of absence, etc. Happy birthday to me I guess, right?! 👎😥


Hey guys

hey guys! How many of you guys had to fight to get a diagnosis? My dad has fsh md and I am showing signs and symptoms and even with a parent with fsh md, I have been fighting to get a diagnosis. #thestruggleisreal #wishmorepeoplecouldunderstandwhatitslike

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Need encouragement

Feeling really down lately... a lot going on and my mental health has been suffering -- anxiety & depression both. Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. #Anxiety #Depression #thestruggleisreal #mental health #encouragement

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Slow Progress is still progress! #MentalHealth #beproud #thestruggleisreal

I really love Crazy Head Comics they’ve helped me so much!


Kristie #myjourneythroughmadness #thestruggleisreal #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MentalHealth

I've been struggling lately. Week 2 - illicit drug free
Week 2- taking prescribed medication daily
Week 2- probably been asleep 11 days and night
Week 2- meh


There have been many times where I've heard people say that they don't understand why we don't reach out when we are depressed. I finally figured out why (at least for me.) We do...... having Borderline Personality Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder (among multiple others) makes it hard to reach out.

I tried something new last night. I can feel it coming on. I'm making no effort to stop it. However, I told about 5 people that I'm in a depressive cycle. ONE actually heard me. The rest? The rest just let it slide passed them. I'm irritated, but not surprised. 2 people I ended up telling it twice to. I don't know if they heard it then either.

I'm not looking for pity. It was just I wanted them to know. I needed them to know. To check on me and not get too lost into it.

#BPD #Hello #Depression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MentalIllness #thestruggleisreal #Survivor #EndTheStigma #checkinonme

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Anxiety got me feeling some kinda way lately. Pls help me outta this slump #anxietysucks #thestruggleisreal

Having a really bad #selfworth #feelinugly #fromtheinsideout episode #anxietysucks #thestruggleisreal #mentalhealthmatters trying to introduce myself #Anxiety

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