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The season is not jolly for everyone
It’s been more than a month since I wrote my last post. A lot of things were (and still are) going on. Mostly good stuff.
My new book Stop igra (Stop the Game) is in print. It will be published on January 3. I already got about a hundred preorders. That is a record for any of my books. I guess it’s normal I have high hopes about it.
I was a guest on national radio in November. We talked about bipolar disorder and I enjoyed the conversation. You can listen to the show here. It’s in Slovene and it lasts about 40 minutes. But if you’re interested in the topic, it will be worthwhile.
On Friday I was a guest at Miza za vse (A Table for Everyone). The topic: psychological disorders and inclusion of people that live with them into society. It was an eyeopening event and (as always) I hope we helped a few people or at least shed some light on the matter.
Let me remind you it’s December. The most horrifying month for people suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other similar disorders. It’s a season to be jolly but everyone is not having fun.
You can’t always help a depressed or anxious person. What you can do is not make it worse. Sometimes doing nothing is better than doing something. Ask a friend, a family member, or a coworker if he/she needs something. If the answer is no, don’t push it. We know what we need and sometimes we just need peace, quiet and time to heal.
On the other hand, if you’re depressed and feel it would be good to reach out, send a text to somebody. Or an email. Let them know you’re still there. You’ll heal faster if you know there are people out there who care about you. And remember, this thing will pass. It always does. That’s the nature of it. Sometimes it just takes a while. I know. I’ve been there.
My mood today is 6/10. Actually that’s as good as it gets. At 7 the alarm goes off.
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