I AM NOT MY MENTAL ILLNESS

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I am a human someone, just like you, with a mental disability. Yes, my ways of dealing with life and its offshoots are different. Yes, my behaviour may not be very welcome to all but you cannot consider me to be abnormal. It is normal to live life with a mental illness and grow along with it. I am a human someone, just like you, with a mental disability. Yes, my ways of dealing with life and its offshoots are different. Yes, my behaviour may not be very welcome to all but you cannot consider me to be abnormal. It is normal to live life with a mental illness and grow along with it.

1) I am not to be blamed:

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I am born with my illness. My brain just met with flawed chemical reactions. It is biological. I did not choose this for myself. I am just playing the cards to be dealt with. When one thinks of mental illness and other such disabilities, he/she pictures us as crazy and relates us with asylums and shock treatments. The truth, however, is that the fault lies in what made us and not what we are. Personality and illness are never mutually exclusive.

2) I think uniquely:

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I know we do not think alike. My thoughts may run at a sluggish speed. Parts of them might get off the track and get muddled up but it does not stop me from believing in my abilities. Not all minds are swift. I am not all. I do think but I do it differently.

3) I am my own strength:

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There is no reason why I should feel stigmatized and less superior to others. I am neither a victim of my illness nor am I afraid to speak about it. My illness has not crippled me for life. I consider myself as one of those survivors who embraced it with open arms and emerged victorious. It surely takes a lot to battle with your own mind every single day. It takes even more to grow past the unease among people. But at the end of the day, I know my disability is just another wound on my body and I will take care of it.