The Beast


I skirt around the cusp of speaking more intimately of mental illness.  I’ve learned 48% of humans will experience it, or bouts of it, in a recent TED x video on mental health and well-being.  Numbers do not unfortunately breed societal acceptance.  Losing friends, jobs; all can be dire results of “opening up” about problems like anxiety.  The lack of peer, even familial, understanding can break a person who is experiencing the pain of mental illness.  

Oh, to project an image of wellness!  When underneath the human system fights to function “normally”.  

And still I skirt.  I feel that naming the beast may not necessarily tame it; on the contrary, it will make it even more dangerous.

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