Addressing Your Mental Illness
A mental illness is an intruder; it invades your headspace and starts to slowly take over. How you feel and what you want no longer matter. It’s as if an outside life-force has entered your mind and is taking over your life; your perception begins to change in the process. At first, you may not even know that you are suffering from a mental illness. Some know but are in denial, refusing to accept their newfound reality.
One thing is clear; you’ll never outrun your mental illness because there’s nothing to run from. It lives inside your mind like the coronavirus infecting your cells and causing multiple blood clots in your lungs. People try all the time to outrun their mental illness, but how far do they really get?
Some may continue to live years without addressing their mental illness, but do you think that they are living in good spirits? Burying your mental illness in the closet is not a tactic that has proven to work; it will only haunt you with every passing day. What you need to do is to address your mental illness.
But addressing your mental illness may prove to be a bigger challenge than you originally thought. This is because you have to be honest with yourself by accepting the fact that you truly have a mental illness. The first step is honesty. If you can do that, then you’re heading in the right direction.
Your mental illness will feel pain when you confront and talk about it; it does not want you to recover. So every time that you resist confronting your mental illness, it grows in power and endurance. This only makes it more difficult for you to address it in the future. The goal is to see humanity addressing their mental illness within the first 24 hours of symptom onset; this will help prevent unnecessary suffering, pain and suicides.
You should not be ashamed of addressing your mental illness by relying on psychiatric medications or psychotherapy. If these treatments will provide you with peace of mind, why in the world would you reject them? Your ego? Forget your ego. Are you willing to risk your sanity because of your ego? Let’s keep it real.
There is nothing better in this world than maintaining your sanity for many years to come. Once you lose grip with reality, your chances of recovering become slimmer. Why put your mind at risk of no return just because you don’t want to take a few pills every day? Just because you take psychiatric medications does not mean that you have to be on them for life. Your outpatient psychiatrist will work with you to manage your medication regimen.
Overall, the sooner that you accept your mental illness and share it with the world, the quicker your recovery will be. Stop hiding behind the curtains where it’s lonely and dark; this is a feeding ground for your mental illness. Remember that your mental illness has one objective; to torture you for good with the end goal of you committing suicide. Don’t become a victim to mental illness.
Address it today.
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