When most people get diagnosed with a mental illness they think this is the end of their world. They think that there’s a part of their mind that they have no control over. Mental illness is not a curse; it’s just a different way of thinking.
Mental illness is an inner battle you will face for the rest of your life. You will find yourself fighting between yourself and your illness. This may seem like a curse but in reality everyone has some battle they are facing in their personal life.
Facing the reality that you might have to take medication and/or be in therapy for the rest of your life may seem like a burden. Whatever your mental illness is, your illness is a part of who you are. Every time you go through a deep depression and come back to mental stability you be a stronger person because when you go through hopeless and overcome it you know you can take on any challenges that life throws at you.
Talk about your mental illness; never be ashamed of having bipolar, a personality disorder, depression, the list goes on. You may have an illness but you are not your illness.
Getting the right help is one the steps to not be a victim of your illness. Contact Helene Anne Miller, MD- Family Psychiatry and Therapy to learn how to co-exist with your illness.