Goodbye, 'Relationships and Mental Illness' Blog
This will be my last post for the Relationships and Mental Illness blog here at HealthyPlace. I found HealthyPlace after deciding to leave my job as a mental health counselor and search for a new career path. I have always liked to write, and with my own experience with anxiety, I thought writing for HealthyPlace would be perfect for me. I have had the opportunity to explore how my anxiety has affected my relationships, as well as share some coping strategies and advice that have helped me. It was great for me when I started, but so much has changed in my life in the past year that it's time for me to move on.
Change for the Better
There have been many changes happening in my life recently, and I'm so happy to say for the first time in a very long time, my mental health is not at the forefront of my mind. I am about to get married in two weeks to my partner of eight and a half years. My relationship with my soon-to-be husband has a strong, solid foundation, and I am so excited to start our married life together.
We recently moved to a new house, and I have also started teaching preschool. I finally have a job I absolutely love that leaves me at the end of each day physically exhausted but completely fulfilled. My mental health is the best it has ever been in my life. While writing for HealthyPlace has given me a platform to share my thoughts with others, my heart just isn't in it to write about relationships and mental illness right now. I'm happy to be able to live in the moment and enjoy this new chapter of life.
Talking About Mental Health Helps Fight the Stigma
I liked the idea of writing for HealthyPlace because I believe mental illness thrives in shame, and shame thrives in isolation. Speaking about my experiences might help others feel less alone and more understood. The more we talk about mental health, the closer we get to eradicating the stigma and the shame surrounding our diagnoses. I hope you feel inspired to talk about your own experiences after reading about mine.
Thank You for Your Support
Thank you, HealthyPlace, for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts with your audience, and thank you to all of my readers for your support. It's been great to contribute my own experiences to this community and read the contributions of other bloggers. I'm glad I could give something to the community, and I appreciate all of you who read my articles. I hope you all find success and happiness in your relationships and peace with your mental health. Goodbye for now.
Sabatello, J. (2021, October 25). Goodbye, 'Relationships and Mental Illness' Blog, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2022, July 2 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/relationshipsandmentalillness/2021/10/goodbye-relationships-and-mental-illness-blog
Author: Juliana Sabatello
Thank you, Juliana, for your contribution here and I wish you all the best on your new ventures!