Menopause, Mental Health and Me
Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 8:16 AM Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Today I am blogging for mental health, so I thought I would talk about menopause, mental health and me.
When I begin to inch forward into the land unknown, I really didn't know what to expect. I grew up in a time when women didn't talk about menopause or mental health. I knew what it was and how it affected the women around me and I didn't want any part of it!
When I thought about menopause I knew about the hot flashes and moodiness that I would experience, but I had no idea mental health would become a major issue associated with menopause.
I've been menopausal for a couple of years and have had my fair share of mood swings, but it has become much more than an occasional thing. I've been bombarded with the onset of depression and anxiety. I don't like the new me. I don't like depression or anxiety. I don't LIKE menopause.
There are now a lot of days when I can't function, when I want to stay hidden away under the covers. Life is no longer fun with this new me. I try to deal, but still...I feel lost among a sea of mental health issues I can't resolve.
If you are menopausal and feel depressed or anxious (or any other mental health issue) don't hesitate to get help. You're not alone...
Labels: Mind Napping