a letter to those who stigmatize mental illness
I should post a picture of me not smiling for once. People think I'm happy all the time so why don't I show that those with mental illnesses don't smile always? "I take anti depressants every day. I don't say this with pride, but I also don't say it with shame. I fight every day for my mental health and I will use whatever weapons I need to win this battle." -iam1in4. . I like this quote and I don't think anyone should be ashamed for taking pills.
With the shame I feel I'd be lying if I said I agreed with it. My day is a self conscious day and needing pills makes me feel like I'm weak. I don't feel like I'm truly fighting when I'm taking pills but they make my life so much easier. I don't know if these thoughts are due to stigma or if it's just what my mind tells me. I speak up to end the stigma, and I want to be honest even on the days I feel negative about my pills. I just want to be seen as normal, I don't want to be seen as someone wh