I’m a 26, soon to be 27, year old man. I have an excellent career; I work in the import and export industry as an operations manager for a domestic USA company which is owned by a multi-national logistics company. Despite what may look to be a healthy functioning adult on the outside, on the inside I have struggled with anxiety and depression for a long time and only within the last two years sought help for my mental wellbeing. For the past 8 years I have been an addict and alcoholic. My drug of choice was opioids, of which I’ve been mostly clean from for about 3 years, but I’ve abused just about every drug under the sun. The one thing I can say is that I never put a needle in my arm; I knew that if I did there would be no coming back for me. Within the last two years, I also developed a very bad benzodiazepine addiction, and thus a A Half Broken Mind was born:
In the beginning I started journaling as a mental outlet; a way for me to focus my thoughts and come to terms with the issues that were haunting me. I wrote nearly every single thing I was thinking or experiencing down. I did this for months and it helped me tremendously to come to terms with my own existence.
But as I progressed with the help of my counselor, my private NPR-C, and my own self reflection through journaling; I decided to start this blog. In the beginning it was the same as my journal; a sounding board. And an attempt to maybe connect with others that were or had been through the same things that I was going through.
Now, I want to connect with people who are also struggling with the same mental issues and also with others that are afflicted by issues that I cannot relate with physically. But I believe we as humans can all relate of some level.
I want to help people. I want to let people know that they are not alone in this world, despite how isolated we can sometimes feel. I believe in Humanity and have a love for every human on this planet.
From the bottom of my heart, and running through every synapses of my brain, I love you whether you believe it or not; Even if you feel that no one does, I am here for you. You just have to find me.
I will gladly talk to you, or just listen if that is what you need. I have now dedicated this blog to helping others; whether it be by showing people what addiction can do to a person, where mental neglect will lead you, offering advice based on my own personal experiences, and so on.
This slice of the internet that I have bought and paid for is dedicated to all of you.
My Love and best wishes to you all, always.
A Half Broken Mind