Today over at Motherhood Unadorned a group of bloggers are sharing about Mental Illness. They aren’t talking about it in a clinical detachment, but in a personal ownership. Rather than emblazoning a diagnosis on their chest, they are talking about what they are in spite of a label.
Generous and so much more.
They are sharing and I join ranks with them.
I am dangerously funny and recklessly optimistic.
I struggle with anxiety and depression.
I am no more or less than anyone else.
I am not shackled by a mental illness; I am freed because I don’t let it define me.
We are showing you that we are not cowered in the darkness of a corner somewhere full of shame of who we are, but rather we are living out loud and embracing life. We have our struggles and we move through them. Often coming out as more compassionate and understanding of others in this journey of life. We “do” the dark days. We “do” the good days. We “do” life.
You may be one that is struggling with a mental illness. Anxiety, depression, ADD, autism, ADHD, PPD, bipolar and so many more. You may be afraid to talk about it because you fear how society will label you. you. You may not seek help because you are afraid of being judged. You are NOT your diagnosis any more than a heart patient is defined by a faulty ticker. There is support for you, there is help and there is hope.
Are you ready to “do” life? Click the link above and see those who are willing to share, to care and encourage you that you aren’t alone.
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