Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stupid Genetics

Like most diseases, mental illness does have a genetic link. Family history is questioned at every appointment. However a lot of the mental illness is not reported or discussed due to the bad stigma that was associated with the various mental diseases.

For a while I was having a good run.

I was on a roll.

The medicine, the therapy, the follow up doctor appointments all seemed to be working.

I felt good.

I felt physically and mentally healthy.

My life seemed to be in a really good spot.

 I had a nice house.

 I had a great family.

I did not feel like anxiety or depression were affecting me at all.

No panic attacks in a long time.

Slowly but surely I cut back on the meds.

I stopped going to therapy.

I stopped following up with my doctor.

I was on a roll.

I had this thing under control.

Then my uncle shot himself.