Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Mental Illness is a Coward.
At least other diseases have the balls to take your life themselves.
Mental illness isn't brave enough or strong enough to to ruin or take your life itself. Instead it makes you do it yourself; stripping you of who you have the capacity to be, of relationships, of career opportunities, of decision making, of reality and so many other things.
All ^ of these things beat a person down repeatedly, again. again. again...
and again, to the point of desperation when sometimes physical pain is the only escape from all of the internal pain you're is feeling, or the idea of living one more day in the hell of your mind surrounded by the hopelessness of your life situation becomes to much. Mental illness storms your mind with negativity and self hate. shame. worthlessness.
Whether these overbearing feelings and loss of reality lead to suicide, suicidal thoughts, depression etc. mental illness has succeeded in making you and others Think that you are the cause of your downfall, the reason you've "failed" at so many things in life, that you took your own life.
You didn't. Mental illness, like any other illness, took your quality of life, and potentially your life.
By creating awareness and fighting stigma against mental illness we are forcing it to take accountability for its actions.