A Mental Health Problem

One of the things that sucks about mental health issues, for me, is that there is no visible scar. If you break an arm, or a leg, or something like that, there’s a scar or at least a cast or some sort of visible thing that people can see is an issue.

With mental health problems, there’s nothing to show as proof. There’s nothing to see. It’s all inside your head.

You get triggered by certain things. A smell, a sound, a color, a random comment someone makes, something on TV.

Then, you struggle to bring things under control.

While you’re in the middle of your thing, people may or may not wonder what’s going on. If someone notices, you have to explain what happened. If no one notices, you start to wonder if something really did happen.

Your work life is affected. You can’t have conversations with people.

You feel silly for even having the feelings that you’re having.

Ultimately, you just have to “get over it” and move on. Maybe you just have to “deal with it” or “help yourself” or some other phrase.

Bottom line, it’s all in your head.

Nothing, will ever be the same.



Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.

2 thoughts on “A Mental Health Problem

  • June 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I think that time is the best healing power that there is, Rafael. Time always heals wounds, both the physical and mental ones.

    Also, talking helps bring a big sense of relief. From my experiences, bottling feelings up inside for too long is rather unhealthy. Just remember your Star Wars, my friend, “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”

    The same ideology applies to treating a mental health issue. Never fear talking about issues, nor should you fear about things ever feeling the same. Just because the scar doesn’t show, doesn’t mean one should not deal with it. Talking about what troubles you helps the healing process along.

  • June 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Wise words my friend. Thank you.

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