We each have a definition in our minds of what is normal. And if we don’t fit that description, we judge ourselves. But there are so many normals. Each person is different. And when it comes to mental health, we are all on a spectrum. We are one tragedy or trauma away from a breakdown.
But there is still so much stigma attached to mental illness. As American non-fiction writer and mental health advocate Andy Behrman once said, “The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible. I prayed for a broken bone that would heal in six weeks. But that never happened. I was cursed with an illness that nobody could see and nobody knew much about.” Continue reading