Don’t bother calling the Louvre. I’m keeping this one.
I have read countless articles, blogs, and books written by people struggling with depression, anxiety, autism and OCD. One of the themes I see over and over again is that people who have been labeled with those disorders often believe that they are chronically different and utterly broken. I understand that feeling because I have been there before and will dance in and out of it again.
I considered tackling each of the specific disorders I mentioned above on an individual basis, but when I started to write the words, I couldn’t draw clear lines. The reason for this is two-fold.
First – Personally, I don’t see these diagnoses as being wholly separate. Imagine a sweater made of 100 threads (yes, it’s an itty bitty sweater). Depression is one thread, anxiety is another, and so on with autism, OCD, etc. They…
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