Hi. I am living with cystic fibrosis, a genetic, life-threatening illness with no cure (yet). Yesterday I had a total mental breakdown because I wanted to stop feeling and thinking, but I could not stop the coughing (or the thinking and feeling). I am in the hospital for a two-week “tune up” to clear my lungs and get back to baseline of lung function. That’s a midline in my arm. This illness has brought along with it issues like anxiety and depression and thoughts of ending my life. So, I’m glad to learn it’s mental health month as well as cystic fibrosis awareness month, and I am going to be posting what it’s like living with these beasts and how I cope 💗