As I continue to deal with/recover from my mental health issues I feel that part of said recovery is putting myself back out there and have, therefore, decided to re-add the blog feed to my account on

I mentioned self-exclusion in the previous post and feel it's a double-edged sword. There is no doubt I needed to take a step back but I sometimes wonder whether I went too far.

Was killing my social accounts a knee jerk (over) reaction? By leaving these services and not blogging/removing my feed from, etc. was I cutting myself off from a potential support system?

We always read that humans are social creatures so is deliberately removing oneself from certain social environments potentially more damaging than staying?

It's a hard one to call, but second guessing the decision is probably even worse. What's done is done; what matters now is how I go forward from here.

  1. hutaffe says: #
    good to see you posting again πŸ™‚ All the best for your recovery!
  2. macgenie says: #
    I must admit that I missed Facebook during the early days after my knee injury laid me low. There are a good number of folks there that I care about and who care about me, and it would have been nice to be in touch when I couldn't do anything else but stay put and heal. The good folks on did do their part cheering me up, with a much better signal-to-noise ratio.
  3. jordon says: #
    got your back, brother! Looking forward to seeing what you have to say, again
  4. ross says: #
    Welcome back. I hope this space is safe enough to aid your recovery.
  5. vasta says: #
    Welcome back, friend. Glad to have your voice back here, but also glad that you were able to take the time that you needed to separate yourself for your recovery. Sending strength as you continue to heal.
  6. kulturnation says: #
    Good to see you back πŸ™πŸ» Also good that you have time & space to think about what is good for you.