Submitted Date 08/26/2019

I've never fully understood mental illness. Never experienced it I suppose. I've experienced funks, usually on a Sunday evening. I've been sad, really sad sometimes. But that's it. I've been able to deal with it most of the time after a couple of Jocko Willink motivational videos and achieving something in my day. Clawing back the control through creating something, or tending to tasks in my house, or even sometimes just taking my son to the park.

Lately my love hasn't been so lucky. Comfort eating, mood swings, huge chunks of a day spent in bed or spats of aggression and hostility thrown my way over banal things, followed by a deep sadness about all of the above.

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