As an avid journal writer, I have been writing for over a decade. I started to keep a journal when I started my spiritual journal. It has become a strong ally for me in my living with mental illness. I suffer from Bi-polar depression and Anxiety. It sucks but journaling has helped me in various ways. I find that my truth is in front of me on that page. I can't deny it or hide from it. Or if I need to vent about my day, or family troubles, or relationship issues that arise. I grab my journal and I write. Sometimes I write for hours and write pages and pages. Other times I will write a page and that's it. For a person whose mind doesn't shut up or off no matter how hard I try. I write just before bed and just get everything out. I even will wake up to write about my dream I had. I make my mental health a priority. Which I will share with you in this blog. It's what inspired me to create my own line of journals.
I included links to some studies on the benefits of journaling and mental health. Please check them out as well as start journaling.