Mental Illness is a Real Thing

It breaks my heart that this illness wins as often as it does! We’re human, and we all fight hard… Pushing forward

Past the lies that are layed at our feet

Past the labels we carry on our skin

Past the fear of others criticism and judgment

Past the anxiety that comes with expectations

But, we’re only human…

This is why Mental Health Check ups are important. Seeing a psychiatrist, visiting a friend, talking with a Pastor or Spiritual Leader… Please don’t give up on yourself. Please don’t give up on those you love.

Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks found dead at 37 – CNN
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5 Comments

  1. I am tired of leading a double life. The professionals tell you to never tell your employer you are mentally ill. I work at Walgreens and the whole staff knows I have mental problems. I wrote a book about them, had it published, and distributed it in the workplace. Even the boss knows I am schizophrenic. My mental problems no longer bother me. I survived them. I had the support of a loving family, close friends, minimum wage jobs, and many hobbies. I downhill skied, hunted ducks, and fished the Mississippi River. I played handball and reviewed theater. I went to church. I never missed an appointment. Slowly I got well. Today, life is good.

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  2. Thanks for this article! It’s nice to find more people with the same advocacy on mental health through starting a conversation. I delivered a speech to college students last Saturday. It’s titled ‘The situation is a lot more nuanced than that: A meditation on mental health through Crazy ex-girlfriend.’ I decided to post a four-part lecture on it on my WordPress page. I just published the third part titled “I’m a good person” here: https://kloydecaday.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/im-a-good-person/.

    Here is the second part: https://kloydecaday.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/debunking-mental-health-stigma/
    Meanwhile, here’s the first part: https://kloydecaday.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/the-situation-is-a-lot-more-nuanced-than-that/

    Thank you for reading my posts and I hope that you give me thoughts on my speech. Follow me too. Be well!

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