1. I experience versions of this as a result of PTSD. I agree that this is a beautifully written post. I currently have a mental health linky open (if you see this before 9PM PST Friday) if you would like to add some of your PTSD, trauma, or triggers related posts to it! “Off-Fridays: Week 4” on bettysbattleground.com Also if you need more guest writers for this series, I am definitely interested. I love that you’re doing it. <3

    • Hey, thanks so much for your comment, and I’m glad this post resonated with you! I hope to continue this series for as long as people are willing to share their stories, so I’m definitely still looking for writers! I’d love to have you– I recognize your website from my mental health group board on Pinterest and I love how much your personality shines through in your writing. Email me anytime at myuninspiredemail@gmail.com. I’ll definitely add a post or two to that page, too!

  2. I’ve (thankfully) never experienced the depersonalization part of this, but I have struggled with derealization for about 5 years now. Sadly, ever since I experimented with drugs in high school. I wish young girls knew that one mistake can lead to so many mental health issues and it’s just not worth it.

    It’s scary and it can make you feel like you’re totally losing your mind, so it’s always nice to know that other people are going through what you’re going through and you will be okay. My experience is that as I get older, the feelings come less often and not as strongly. I’ve seen other people say that as time goes on, it sort of fades away. I’m sad that there’s no magical cure, but at least there are ways to cope.

    Sorry I’m rambling! I wanted to say that I love this post and thank you for sharing it. I don’t ever see mental health bloggers talk about DP/DR, but I know it will give people comfort and I’ll definitely be sharing it with my audience! <3

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