An Author’s Thoughts on World Mental Health Day
Back in May, I wrote a blog for Mental Health Awareness month, and in honor of October 10th’s World Mental Health Day, I decided to turn it into a podcast-like video. Some of you might have seen my previous videos, the ones I’ve posted here with my excessive laughter and craziness.
Well, that’s just one side of me. In this spoken blog video, I talk about another side, and maybe it’s a side like yours. For the next eight minutes, I’ll touch on childhood, depression, daydreaming, and adulthood as a writer.
If I’ve learned anything, it’s that MD (maladaptive daydreaming) is a form of escapism. I don’t know what I’m escaping. […] I don’t know if it’s because somewhere along the way I became insecure with myself that I used my characters as a crutch of acceptance and therefore I have an idealized me that lives a separate life in my head.– Macy