7 Things People Ask When my Mental Illness is Showing


I lived for 25 years trying to hide the fact that I am unique. Different.  Broken.  Etc.  Let me tell you, it’s exhausting to run from yourself for so long.  Only my closest family members and friends had been clued in on the details of my mental illness(es).
However, over the past 6 months, I have decided that it’s okay to stop pretending and stop hiding. It’s okay that I’m not perfect.  It’s okay to love myself.  It’s okay.  As a result, I receive many weird looks and questions from people around me.

I really encourage you to ask questions if you love someone who is struggling with mental illness.  Take some time and try to get into their world.  We all experience it differently.  It means something different to each of us.

It means so much to me that people ask me questions, even though some of them are…

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6 thoughts on “7 Things People Ask When my Mental Illness is Showing

  1. modoyle says:

    Hi. Mo Doyle here, the stigma of mental health is what terrifies uneducated and people who don’t care. Stand strong.
    Spread the word, your true friends and family will always stick around.
    Mo Doyle


    • cherished79 says:

      Thanks, Mo Doyle for commenting. Mental illness stigma still has to be drummed into people’s heads, but in the last decade, we’ve come a long way. The only problem is that when funding is presented, mental health needs appears to fall on the back burner. I hesitate to donate to some charities as I’ve become wise to how much goes to administration and how ‘not‘ very much goes to the mentally ill. Makes me ill. 🙂


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