Never Be Afraid of Who You Are

This is a part of my story.

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The stigma of mental illness has not been an easy fear for me to combat.  There has been an improvement since years ago, though a better awareness and tolerance is needed.  Also treatment and care needs to be improved within health care, insurance, and across the population of people who just don’t understand what mental illness is all about.

The thought that people think I’m different or crazy because of a diagnosis has been a problem that needs resolution.  Over twenty years ago with my first psychotic break, it was apparent that the inability to cope with a particular situation was beyond by ability.  I do have to admit that at that time the circumstance that brought me over the edge was an undeniable fear.

My capacity to deal with this situation was too much for me, so my mind began to protect me from my fear of loss.  I…

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