anxiety, depression, disney princess, mental health, Princess Leia, Star Wars

Rebel Princess

One of my goals this month is to support a cause or group I believe in. I went into this thinking I was going to find an organization and fight!

Whoa! Calm down there, Catie.

That’s a little dramatic and totally against my nature. Remember, I’m working on that passivity thing. I’m not going to go from where I am to “Let’s fight!” in a month!

When I was in my program, I was told to look into NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, when I got out if I was looking for additional support. There are local affiliates all over the country with programs, events and all kinds of things to support people with mental illnesses.

I found my local chapter and joined their online recovery support group last night. There, I shared a little bit of my story and my current issues and I listened to others’ advice and their stories.

I came out of it with a lot to think about, but two things have stuck out.

  1. I need to be kinder to myself. I need to slow down, realize that overcoming depression is a very slow and ongoing process.
  2. I don’t have to join an organization and be super involved right away to be a rebel princess like Leia. I already am a rebel princess. Going to a meeting and simply sharing and caring is rebelling against my depression and anxiety!    

So, pew, pew! Take THAT depression. I’m a rebel princess and you don’t want to mess with me!

Pew! Pew!

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about NAMI, here’s a link!

https://www.nami.org/home

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