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Starting over

I would love to hear stories about how you learned to manage your mental illness and what life was like when you started over.

One Reply to “Starting over”

  1. VRuiz says:

    Hey Reese, I loooove this question. I actually talk about this a lot in general with friends and family. I think that my mental illness started to become managed when I accepted the fact that I was sick- that was my first step. I didn’t want to admit that I needed help, or that I couldn’t “handle it” by myself. Another thing was that I had this idea of myself as a very strong and independent person, so to admit that I needed assistance with my mental health stuff was really harmful to my self esteem. Thankfully, I did.

    I think when life for me started over, I was surprised that my actions actually had an effect on those around me – which sounds totally ridiculous now – but I had to actually act not only in the selfish, self-destructing way I had been, but actually THINK before my actions. It was a really big issue for me. I had a lot of problems with impulsive decisions that I wouldn’t consider the consequences for.

    That’s a kind of quick skim of my story…. haha. What about you?

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