Hi! I’m Jenni Elyse. I suffer from a whole host of mental illnesses. I have since I was a teenager. I experience lots of ups and downs. I have officially been diagnosed with:

  • Fibromyalgia (not a mental illness but it does affect how I feel)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

My husband and I also suspect I have Asperger Syndrome (now called Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder). I’m currently in the diagnostic stage.

I know there are many people who live with mental illness like I do. I also know there are many people who don’t. And, I know there are people who think mental illness is something to be ashamed of because of the stigma surrounding it. Mental illness is a disease, a sickness. It should be treated the same as a physical disease. I hope that one day the world and, especially employers, will see it that way.

Writing about mental illness* isn’t my concept for this blog, but it’ll definitely be part of this blog. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Hopefully, with what I have in mind, you and I’ll both learn something from this.

*As a trigger warning, some of my posts will be raw and emotional and not for the faint of heart.

2 replies
  1. Kami
    Kami says:

    It is sad that people are still ashamed about this. Mental illness is real and effects so many people. I’m so sorry you have to fight and struggle with this.

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