I have a full boat of mental illnesses and they will never go away; they can only be managed. I deal with them through medication, therapy (when I could afford it–I’m hoping to be able to afford it again soon), humor and this blog.
I am not shy about talking about it. I try to erase the stigma as much as possible with words. I try to give some insight to those of you who have no experience with mental illness (bless your little hearts) and kindly explain what you get wrong about it.
As soon as I listed off my peccadilloes above, I’m sure at least some of you made a judgment about me. Without even meaning to, some of you formed an opinion about the type of person I must be to have a past like mine and have the mental illnesses I have. You summarily decided, even subconsciously, that I’m not right in the head, and well, I’m not, but not necessarily in the way you think.
That instant subconscious judgment is what we’re trying to fix with projects like Blog For Mental Health. I want you to keep an open mind, so that you may know what it’s really like. I want you to understand that this is not something we can control. We have no choice in the matter. If we did, I can guarantee you that we’d prefer not to live with any of this.
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