Actually, my mental health does define who I am

Actually, my mental health does define who I am
 

You hear it all the time in mental health circles, on blogs and on social media: ‘my mental health doesn’t define me.’
Or sometimes, as an alternative, ‘I am more than my illness.’
I read these quotes with mixed feelings.
I get where they’re coming from; no one wants their mental illness to be the first thing people notice about them.
But over the past few years, I’ve come to realise that actually, my mental health does define me.
I have recurrent depressive disorder, and it’s a big part of who I am.
How could it not be, when it’s shaped my life in so many ways?
It’s affected my working... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Lifestyle, Views: 233
Source: Metro
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