I’m Mentally Ill, So What?

Living With Mental Illness Like There’s No Tomorrow

Who cares what people think of your mental illness. If they have that much time to ponder on why you’re suffering from X, Y and Z symptoms, then they probably do not have anything better to do with their life. On the other hand, you’re living it up like there’s no tomorrow, because you can care less what others think about you. You’re mentally ill, so what?

Mental illness is not something to be ashamed of. The brain goes haywire sometimes, just as our organs can unpredictably malfunction. But life goes on and the beautiful thing about mental illness is that it’s not life threatening, as long as you are medicated or seeking some form of behavioral or talk therapy.

You can maintain a normal and even exciting life with a mental illness; depending on the severity that is, and whether it’s controlled. But even when it’s not fully controlled, people are still able to maintain normal lives. For instance, someone who suffers from panic attacks can still lead a normal life, even if some panic attacks occasionally sneak into the picture.

No one can have a perfect life. One person might suffer from occasional panic attacks while somebody else suffers from inconsistent glucose levels, requiring insulin adjustments. And people with no mental health diagnosis or physical disorders may be unhappy or suffering from fluctuating emotions. Everyone is dealing with something.

Living with mental illness like there’s no tomorrow does not mean that you shouldn’t take the consequences of your actions into consideration. Mental illness or not, your actions should always be accountable; you should always keep in mind the consequences that follow your behavior.

But never allow your mental illness to prevent you from living a productive life full of happiness, positive energy and the belief of achieving your dreams. We can all lead awesome lives, whether suffering from a mental illness or not.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)


11 Replies to “I’m Mentally Ill, So What?”

  1. You basically just explained the perfect community, oh wait that could be WordPress already, judging by comparison of posts of course.

    One of those situations like well if everyone else seems normal around me here on WordPress?

    Then I must be that crazy odd one out…

    Yay teamwork…🤣


      1. Have to begin somewhere first.

        Since the world is no WordPress yet, not even Toronto Canada is close to WordPress comfort, not even my own biological family even.

        If it were otherwise I woulden’t be here 14 hours a day 7 days a week most days type of thing.

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      2. Thanks for your honesty. You have to step out of your comfort zone and search the world for new openings. The internet should never be a replacement for in-person interactions. There’s always someone out there who we can connect with.

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      3. Only with the stars is there a normal world for me, trust me I’ve been outside amongst the lower classes and they are just too something which bothers me.

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      4. No worries I am stubborn like that.

        See what I believe is that if we can replicate a decent community online like through people basically living on WordPress while expressing and communicating?

        Then all we would need to do is take that community and expand into into the real world from there.

        Like those plastic net balls that you pull open and it grows from small to big, like a planet suddenly booming into existence.

        Plus as a side perk allot of our works here will be essential for future people living on mars while dealing with isolation, depression, fear, boredom and what not…

        Hence the saying never put all your eggs in one basket. 🙂

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  2. It took me a long time to realise that it doesn’t matter what people think about me, but I’m finally getting there. Love this post!

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