It’s been way too long since I had a mental health check-in. I used to do this every 5 – 10 posts or so, but being in much better states has led me to not check-in nearly as often. This will be the first in over 100 posts. I’m being very analytically serious. I don’t mask what I’m feeling. I don’t conceal my state behind a veil. I’m out there in the open. It’s what these check-ins are good for: it marks the progress I’ve made on my mental health journey.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = serious problem, 10 = not a problem), rate the following:

Emotional Health:                             6

Physical Depression Symptoms:     6

Physical Anxiety Symptoms:           10

Racing Thoughts:                              9

Depressed Thoughts:                        8

Self-Esteem:                                       9

Concentration:                                   8

Enthusiasm:                                       7

Charisma:                                           10

Motivation:                                        9

Paranoia / Fear / Anxiety:             10

Outlook / Hope:                              9

OVERALL:                                   8/10

CASE NOTES: I’ve been dealing with some emotional instability of late, and perhaps in large part due to circumstantial external factors. My personality is still strong along with my confidence. Where I lose points are in areas where my sorrow or painful memories become triggered. This is somewhat natural, however, considering the rapid change in lifestyle I have been through. There are very real causes to my downward turns, and most of which will be due to lower energy reserves as work may or may not weigh on me. Some weeks I seem to do fine, where in others I struggle. None of this points to a problem, as the 8.4 average rating is still quite good.