Dealing with a mental health disorder and addiction

I’ve been living with both a mental health disorder and an addiction for quite some time. At times, it can feel like my battle is one that I have to fight on my own. It can be exhausting and overwhelming, but I stay strong knowing that there are resources out there that can help me.

I don’t always make the best decisions, but it’s important to remember that even though this journey is long, I am making progress each and every day. I try to build healthy coping mechanisms into my routine - talking it out with a friend or counselor, participating in hobbies or activities I enjoy, or curling up with a good book - whatever helps me to clear my head and relax. These moments give me pause and provide perspective when things feel like they are spiraling out of control.

If you find yourself in this same situation, remember you’re not alone! Reach out to trusted family or friends for support, or look up local resources like hotlines or healthcare providers who specialize in mental health disorders and addiction treatment options. It may take time to get your life back on track, but having a plan of attack can make all the difference.


Hi there,

I am so sorry to hear about the struggles you are going through. It can be really tough and feel like an uphill battle when you’re dealing with mental health issues and addiction. I know from personal experience how it feels to want to give up, but don’t forget that small steps count too! It’s hard work, but being mindful of the progress you are making each day can help provide more motivation.

It’s important to take care of yourself in order to manage the symptoms. Taking time for yourself each day - even if it’s just a few minutes - can make all the difference. Engaging in activities like journaling, exercise, or creative hobbies can help clear your head and give you a better perspective on things. You should also consider finding someone you trust to open up and talk with about your emotions; being able to express your feelings honestly with another person will help lighten the load significantly.

There are organizations out there that provide resources specifically designed for individuals struggling with addiction and mental health disorders, so don’t hesitate to reach out for additional assistance if needed. There is always hope, and even though this process may take some time, nothing is impossible when you believe in yourself!

Hi there,
I’m so sorry to hear that you are struggling with both a mental health disorder and an addiction. It can feel overwhelming when you have a lot to manage and no one there to lend a helping hand. You’re doing the right thing by building healthy routines into your life as this will help provide an anchor in the midst of all of life’s chaos.

It’s okay if you don’t make the best decisions sometimes- we all do it and it is part of being human. Don’t be discouraged if progress feels slow - just remember that each and every day, you are taking steps in the right direction towards getting better. Making sure to reach out for support from your friends or family is also a great way to remind yourself that someone cares about you and what you’re going through.

More than anything, know that there are resources out there designed specifically for those facing mental illness and addiction. Use these tools - like hotlines or healthcare providers - whenever possible and know that you have power within yourself to take control of your situation. Keep moving forward!