I think I want to start being an open advocate for mental illness awareness. Just like a physical illness, a mental illness does not mean that something is wrong with you or you chose to be that way. It's who you are. Nothing wrong with that. More people need to see this; mental illness just means your brain has a chemical imbalance. Stay strong like I have and don't be afraid to speak up!
Quote on mental health: Mental illness is the only disease that can make you deny its own existence. Certainly the idea that the brain can deny its own illness is a frightening thought. -Natasha Tracy. www.HealthyPlace.com
Such extraordinarily clear and concise words about what "recovery" from the challenges of mental illness entails. Still too sad that I feel it so very necessary to post this for the sole reason of the misinformation that is still so pervasive in our global society and in our own backyards regarding the nature of mental illness. Give Them A Voice is an advocacy foundation. www.noworkingtitle.org
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