Who is Incognito Mosquito?
I gave myself this anonymous persona because I am not wanting to the face of this project. I am making this page to tell my story and journey with mental health, targeting a specific aspect of it in hopes to help others in their battle with mental health.
I continue to improve and learn, as well as struggle, with mental health and PTSD every day. Due to the origin of my personal struggles I feel they will be a part of who I am, and a constant work in progress, for the rest of my life. I choose to stay incognito for the sole reason I do not want any negativity or backlash to leak into my personal life. This is simply a decision I am making and has nothing to do with being ashamed of my mental health history, embarrassed, or anything to that extent. No one should ever feel such a way nor feel less than for struggling with such a disease.
I will do my best to answer any questions and am open to comments, critiques, or suggestions. I am not a mental health expert, or a licensed professional. I will do my best to not solicit any misinformed information or ill advice. Alternatively, I will tell my story as openly as I can and explain simplistic ways that had the most impact on my healing, outside of pharmaceuticals, therapy, and other traditional go-to methods.
Everyone needs to find their own path through mental health healing and coping. Just as there is an abundance of varying degrees of mental health/PTSD symptoms, there are just as many methods to addressing them. I do not think any form of treatment or coping mechanism should be written off as useless. What works for some usually does not work for all, especially in medicine. However, not all of us have access to every form of treatment. Sometimes the treatments you use may not always be there when you need them, and sometimes, its good to take initiative and listen to your inner soul. Take time to hear what your body and your mind are telling you they need.
Take small steps towards integrating those needs back into your life. Ground yourself in the foundation of who you are in your core. Because while some things change, your inner self, your true inner being, I believe never will. I will do my best to convey to all of you how reconnecting with myself and finding solace in who I knew myself to be, played a key role in carrying me through very dark days, the loneliest of nights, and ultimately saved my life.
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