Recently I have been dealing with a lot of anger, depression, and anxiety. I used to say that I don’t agree with the term “mental illness” because I think of illness and disease as triggered by a virus, fungus, mold, etc. I think of contagions. But when asked what I have to be angry, depressed, or anxious about; all I could say is that it wasn’t something I could control.
It just happens. Like the flu. In that aspect I can see more that mental illness kinda fits. And a lot of mental illnesses are passed on, through genetics or our environment. So I guess my stance has changed. Much like a sickness, my issues are often unexpected, and they don’t just go away. It often takes effort and treatment.
I try to use exercise as treatment, but it might be time to seek medicinal options.