To preface, I want to explain my screen name. I'm a nerd. I like things like anime, D&D, etc. So I used a language called Drow when choosing what I'd go by on this site. Elendarin is the word in Drow literally translated to mean "enduring", but roughly translated to "stubborn", because I am tired of my mental heath knocking me out and kicking me while I'm down. It's a reminder that I'm going to keep moving forward, that I will not stop; I cannot allow my mental health to be a hindrance to my goals, my aspirations. I have things to do in this life, and because we're only given one, I've got one shot to get s--t done.
I'm 21, a current full-time university student looking for a part time job [if you're hiring or know anyone who is hiring, for the love of god, let me know]. I'm majoring in psychology with a focusing in Clinical Psychology. My aim is to help those that will be in my shoes 10 years from now.
My body decided to start giving me mental health middle fingers at 15, first with a depressive disorder that they didn't want to look further into because I was "too young". The physical health middle fingers began at 17 when I had my gall bladder removed, and it seemed my GI tract kind of fell apart from there.
While comparatively, I likely have it easier than many, I will still say this: I'm too young for this s--t, especially with school and [normally] work.
I've got a few physical health conditions, but bluntly stated, my primary issue is that I'm f--ked in the head.
Getting through college with any mental health disorder, any number of mental health disorders, is not an easy task.
Sometimes, it will leave you feeling like you're ...
September 21, 2016 - 1:14am
To those that join:
Yooooooooo! I hope you find the group helpful to you as your continue to fight your personal demons. A few quick things:
*Any potentially triggering content, please mark ...
September 18, 2016 - 2:01pm
And it has been one hell of a ride.
It was a little before my 21st birthday, and I know what the trigger was, but at the time, we didn't know what was going on. My parents, an ICU nurse and an ...
September 18, 2016 - 1:06pm