If you aren’t aware, the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I thought it would be appropriate to post this here since one of Marina’s most iconic roles was as a Mental Health professional; Deanna Troi. I love how Troi never judged or stigmatized anyone for being mentally ill. Look at Barclay. He had severe Social Anxiety Disorder and would often escape into a world of fantasy as a way to cope. Even when Troi found out about his Goddess of Empathy fantasy, Troi didn’t hate him or judge him. She saw Barclay as a kind and brilliant individual and got Barclay the help he needed.
I’ve struggled with Mental Illness for most of my life: Social Anxiety, Depressio, ADHD and anorexia as well as low self-esteem. That’s why I try to help others and spread positivity whenever I can. On that note, I have a challenge for you all. I want you to tell me something that makes you special or unique. I know it may be difficult to view yourself in a positive light, but everyone has at least one positive quality. I’ll go first:
“I am creative.”
Now it’s your turn. You’ve got this my lovelies!
The joy of creating helps me maintain my mental health.And my biggest muse is really Deanna Troi (aka Marina), but I'm just as happy to create new things not only in the world of Star Trek.For a long time I just collected pictures and fan art. But I always had a feeling of missing something, so one day I tried to do something, not only for myself but also for the fans.It's true that sometimes giving is better than receiving.There are people who are not capable of such creativity to create new images, but they like to see how their fantasy becomes a virtual reality, like a holodeck.
I can steal this one from you, heh, I can also say I am creative ;) And my friends say I'm a good listener.
My students say, "We like you because you're strict, but still like us." I can go with that!