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Words by Anonymous
What mental illness(es) are you currently living with?
Depression + anxiety.
What’s one thing you want others to know about your mental illness?
I’d really like to be less pessimistic, but I cannot always manage.
What’s one thing you’re seeking to unlearn about the mental illness(es) you live with?
I wan’t to stop telling myself: Anxiety is not real, you just think too much.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who loves a person living with a mental illness, and wants to support them?
Hug them often. They matter so much.
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ABOUT THE SERIES
There’s someone that needs to hear that mental illness doesn’t define us. There’s a lot of noise out there about who we are and what we’re capable of. But, we get to speak for ourselves. That’s why this series exists. It’s a small but meaningful addition to Mental Health Awareness Month. Storytelling can break chains and make us feel less alone. Our truths can help others see the other side of a thing, of a person. Our stories can help someone feel a little more empowered, and a little more hopeful. Each series storyteller was brave enough to share a piece of their truth.
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