10 Things I Learned From Mental Illness

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Ten Things I’ve Learned from Being Mentally Ill

1. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY ILLNESS – Nope, I’m not. For a long time I believed that I was choosing to be the way I was and if I would just “get my shit together” life wouldn’t be so difficult for me.  And then I began to question that blame.  Does a person with cancer ask for their disease? Can they just think their illness away? Mental illness is as real and devastating as a “physical illness” and it needs to be treated with compassion. The next time you hear that someone is struggling with depression or anxiety, or some other mental health condition that you may not understand, resolve to show that person the same kindness as you would if you heard they had something as devastating as a heart condition or fatal illness.

2. I DO HAVE PEOPLE…

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About wendyenberg

Living the best life I can with BPD, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and PTSD. Mental illness won't stop me from achieving my dreams - it will inspire me to keep fighting harder.
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