I’m a 30 year old millennial. I’m autistic and bipolar, both of which I discovered in adulthood.
I’ve always been interested in learning about mental health. As I got older I knew that I wanted to start a blog as an outlet to deal with my life and say all the things I’ve never said, but I realized that my personal experience and knowledge can help others. Thus, UnWell Being was born.
In my quest for knowledge, I also uncovered the chasm of difference between millennials and boomers, which I can attribute to a lot of the disconnect between my siblings and I and our parents. I also discovered in 2019 that they have been emotionally abusing us for a lifetime. We didn’t notice, as many often don’t, because their behavior was our normal.
But being a victim of emotional abuse just solidified the need to tell my story, because so many are abused by their parents and they never speak up – and they might not even realize it.
As I write this, I’m still in an abusive situation. But I’m in a better place mentally than I have been in the past. But just a few months ago, I had to call the suicide prevention hotline and be taken to a hospital. And I will do it again in a heartbeat if I feel like I need to.
Getting help takes a lot of courage and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. If you need help, please reach out to someone.
Reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline here: https://www.thehotline.org/
Reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/