August 20, 2020
As we all continue trying to do our best, here's a helpful thing to remember: You Are Not Your Mental Illness.
The bad feelings in your head or your diagnosis do not define who you are. You're not abnormal or condemned to a life of misery. You're an ordinary person (with added layers!) facing extraordinary challenges.
Sometimes negative stigma can creep into our own self-talk, perpetuating to ourselves what so many of us fight against. Know that you're just like all the other wonderful humans on earth, though some of them might not be able to relate to your struggles. Groups like YGT, doctors and counselors, or trusted loved ones are here for you to listen, relate and help.
You are not alone. YOU GOT THIS!