Sara Phoenix

There’s far too much stigma surrounding mental health problems; resulting in people like me feeling isolated, misunderstood, not believed and accused of making it up or just being lazy. Truth is, mental illness is very real. No matter who you are, it doesn’t make you immune to it. You could be a millionaire or a beggar, the black dog doesn’t care. It’s not picky about race or religion, gender or sexuality; if it wants to bite you, it will. Often very hard.

. . . In some ways it feels wrong to call it recovery, as that would be mean getting over something permanently. If only that were true for mental health issues. It’s more a case of finding what works for you and taking back the control.

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