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Mental Illness Part 1

Hi Everyone! I am sorry that I have not posted for almost three months! I have been busy finishing up some projects and work. But I am glad to be back in the blogging world and to a community where I know it will build and become something big!

Today, I wanted to talk about mental illness.

This is something that I do not really talk about and would never admit to having it. Lately, I have been feeling vulnerable and have told some of my closest friends about it. I am clinically depressed. I have been clinically depressed for about two years. It was hard for me to talk about it or even open up about it to other people. But with much work, I thought about how I came about having depression. These are the steps on how I have dealt with depression.

1. Acceptance: It was hard to accept something that I thought of as something negative. It took a while to accept it and overtime, I started to notice the symptoms and depressive thoughts. It started to get worse and I was at the point where I had to accept that I had the mental illness.

2. Vulnerability: I was vulnerable when I accepted it. I did not want to accept it, but I did. After acceptance, I felt vulnerable. I started to think what other people would think if I told them I had depression. I was scared and I did not know how they would react to it. I was lucky enough to have supporting friends who saw passed my depression and loved the real me.

3. Therapy: I started to going to counseling sessions to know how to cope with my depression and to see what could help my depression. These counseling sessions helped me a lot to know about myself better and to not fear this mental illness.

Overall, I wanted to say that having a mental illness does not make you any different. You just see the world in a little different ways than others do. This is also true for people who do not have mental illness. I am joyful to know that I can share this with you guys on here and if you are or had suffered depression, remember that you are loved and you are not alone. When things seem hard and unavoidable, remember that it really is just a temporary problem. It will be solved with the loved ones around you!

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Mental Illness Part 1


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