Kim shares her story of dealing with mental illness and one of the key factors in helping her overcome. Whether you suffer from ‘down days’ to major depression, what she shares is a valuable tool to implement. In fact, it’s something we could all benefit from doing more often whether we’re sick or not…
When I was in drama school I didn’t know I had a disability. I had chronic pink-eye, a back injury that put me in a brace for 6 months, knee problems, constant foot pain, sun-induced eczema, 3 months of bronchitis, severe insomnia, allergies, and crippling anxiety. I just didn’t know why.
Depression is probably one of the worst symptoms a person can experience because it colours everything with a negative tone so that you have a hard time seeing what is good. Without depression, you can be creative in coming up with alternative solutions to problems and you have the drive to do so because you can see the good that will come out of it.