- Feb 14, 2008
- Birmingham UK
I wonder if other people feel that they have this balancing act to perform? - I should explain what I mean! Basically doing things makes me ill. By 'doing things' I mean engaging in any real-life social activity. Having to go to work made me so ill that I had to give it up. When I gave it up I got into a lot of disastrous self-medication (drink/drugs/excess) habits which I finally kicked with the help of a great therapist about 3 years ago. I then basically retreated to cyberland. Now I have started (over the past year or so) to venture out into the world again through this mental health activism stuff (which is what led me here ). And I am noticing that this is having a cost - I am having more frequent bad patches albeit (fingers crossed) of short duration than I did a year ago. And I am sure the things are connected - real life activity equals depression. But I am enjoying it and it is worthwhile. So I guess its a question of balance. Anyway I just wondered if anyone else here had this kind of dilemma and how they resolved it (especially all the people with lots more experience of this than me)?