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You are NOT broken

Welcome everyone and thanks for clicking your way back to me for this months Mental Health Moment. Thank-you to everyone who left a comment. We are trying to dispel the myth that mental illness makes you a bad person. I want to quote one of the follower who said this about depression, “It doesn’t mean we are broken”. How true is this. I proclaim this to everyone who has mental illness YOU ARE NOT BROKEN…YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. Yes you are, and you may have struggles with certain things in your life, but we all do.
I should also say that it is ok to get stuck. Often times that is how we learn. If you are stuck at this particular time in your life, you may want to ask yourself, “what have/will I learn”. For some it may be getting outside and being active, or talking to someone professionally or accessing the proper medication. Either way there is hope for everyone, we just need to know what to access.
There are some other people that I am leaving our of this and I want to bring them in NOW. To the partners of people who have mental illness… you are awesome people. You have obstacles, struggles and questions that are not easy. And I hate to break it to you but… it we were never promised a rose garden. Life is like that sometimes, however there is some advice that I can offer you, offer yourself to that person 110%. You are that rock in their life that they can hold onto. You are their everything and that is a responsibility that requires a person of character. They see you as that…a person of character.

Next Month I will discuss the importance of self care for everyone! Good luck to you.
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Mrs. Bird

Monday 5th of April 2010

I agree! We aren't broken, just feels that way sometimes. I'm so excited for the nicer weather, it really does help to get out and go for walks with the dog, and now my daughter too.


Saturday 3rd of April 2010

Wow thanks for shedding a light on such a taboo topic. my mother suffers from mental illness and it has taken her years to get her bipolar under control and im so proud of her. she works so hard at it.adriana


Saturday 3rd of April 2010

You're more than welcome Trev. I am very open about my depression and talk about it when I think it may help someone else.

Mommy Moment

Saturday 3rd of April 2010

Thanks for your comments!

Alex, I am glad that you have a supportive husband. Sounds like you are doing the right thing by taking each day as it comes. I appreciate your willingness to share your "non-broken moment" with us!



Saturday 3rd of April 2010

I remind myself every day of this. I am not broken. It is not my fault. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, have suffered fairly severe cases of Post Partum Depression after both my children were born as well as "regular" Depression.

Every day is a new day. Every day is a day that I push forward and try my best to make it a good day.

Some days are better than others. But then, that's the way Life is for everyone. Thankfully, I have a husband who is extremely patient and kind and rarely takes my outbursts and depression offensively. He takes the hits I throw out and simply hugs me.