5 thoughts on “I Am Mental Illness

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    If I may mangle a phrase: you may be mental illness, but you’re not alone. My battles with depression sound eerily similar, from the sudden onsets to the problems with getting people to accept that a rational person can go through bouts of irrationality. I’m wondering how common this pattern is.

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    WOW I needed this. I was just diagnosed with functioning borderline personality disorder. I understand on a real fundamental level with what you wrote.
    You can’t reason or rationalise yourself out of mental illness.

    Thank you for all you do!

  3. 5

    Thank you. I started dealing with suicidal thoughts (not even thoughts that I should die, just intense awareness that I could if I wanted to) for the first time sometime last year, and it’s good to hear others’ experiences with them in a context that’s not just “Considering suicide is a cry for help!” which is most of the message that I heard as a child and doesn’t fit with my experience at all. It’s good to hear it’s not just me.

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