Disorder without a cure : The constant battle with mental illness

Mental illnesses are one of the hardest things to conquer.

Imagine waking up and having to fight your mind to keep yourself alive. When the voice in your head features a death wish, or other hatred of yourself. Imagine your only enemy being yourself. That’s what it’s like to live with a mental illness, and they don’t understand.

The number of times I’ve heard get over it, or stop being a baby or you’re crazy or insane is far too many. People think that we choose this life, that we choose to be different, unstable and emotional. We don’t, just like Cancer or Parkinson’s it’s not a choice. The only choice we have is to get help, which they also think is a piece of cake but it isn’t.

Mental illness is a long hard struggle that many face and overcoming it if that is an option is hard, and dealing with it is just as hard. You try therapy, friends, blogs, reaching out to those who are like you, doctors, psychiatrists, hospitalization, and medicine but here you are still struggling.

I found the video above to be a perfect way of describing it to someone. It resonated with me so I thought I’d share for any of you struggling to put it in to words. Stay strong and know that there are others like you out there .
-E.

Love: The journey to self admiration

There are many of us out there who like ourselves, or feel alright about ourselves. However, there are very few that actually love themselves. This is one task which is not only difficult to do but as well very important. It’s easy to love and admire others for their greatness and beauty, though it is much hard to love and admire ones self.

Where do we start?

Grab a paper and make a list of problems or flaws you have with yourself. You don’t have to be overly critical but if it’s fixable (and no surgery is necessary) it should be on the list.

Some examples are: anger issues, weight, time management , organization.

What next?

Next you can write beside it ways to solve these flaws and improve. For example: workout out more, eat better and so on.

The minute you begin to love yourself is the minute everything changes.