Following illustrations and quotes were gotten from some users who expressed their minds:
- Mental illnesses aren’t clear cut. Symptoms over lap. Symptoms contradict. Some days are better than others. Some days are worse than others. It can get messy. No matter where you are on the spectrum- your thoughts & feelings are valid.
You are precious. You deserve to be listened to. You deserve compassion. Just because X over there is struggling a bit more than you today, it doesn’t make you any less worthy of support. – convertingtolight
- Okay, say it with me: My mental health problems are real and they are valid. I will not judge myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed. I will not make myself feel worse because someone else appears to be handling their mental illness better than I am handling mine. Recovery is not a competition. – mattjosephdiaz.
- Living with mental illness means that on some days it will be even harder to cope and you might not be able to explain why. It could be because you haven’t slept enough, because a smell reminded you of feeling sad, or for no reason at all.This is a reminder that we don’t have to justify our feelings or abilities to anyone, just do whats needed to make it to the next day. – misanthropicmutiny