2 thoughts on “Mental Illness

  1. I grew up believing that mental-illness was self-fed and that once I got out of this “phase” I would be able to live a more normal life. It also didn’t help much that I was surrounded by teachers and leaders who constantly told me to “pay attention” or “perk up”. I thought my condition was just a drawn out hormone response. Obviously now, almost twenty, I realize this isn’t something that is just in the mind but in the life. I am diagnosed with this chronically and I still don’t understand it, so how can we expect those who aren’t to accept this disease? I am inspired by your post and I believe my next will be this illness more in depth! Plus, the older I become the more I seem to discover about mental-illness. Thanks!

    1. Firstly, thank you very much for writing, my heart goes out to you. I had been suicidal and depressed for almost 15 years of my life and I recognise your feelings and experiences. I had been repeatedly told to “snap out of it” or “You are not trying hard enough to get over your sadness”. It was unkind and I was devastated but I couldn’t blame them because nobody would ever comprehend the feeling that makes depressed souls weird, vulnerable and stiff. It is never just a phase, there are days when it relapses but thankfully now, I am able to “snap out of it” after ages of practice and attempts to get better. I wish you only the best. We are going to overcome it and come out with flying colours because we deserve better and only the best. Thank you. I wait for your next post on the subject.

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