Often, you hear advice telling you to “just be yourself”. Why is it so hard? How can we just be ourselves?
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“One of the hardest lessons for me to come to terms with is that, I myself, cannot force anyone to seek help. I cannot make anyone want to get better…”
“Each individual is different and his or her way of dealing will also be very different. The important thing is to listen and be patient.”
“If I could work, pray, think, or exercise my way out of this I would have a long time ago…”
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
I asked a number of mental health advocates, “What does mental wellbeing mean to you?” – here are their responses
“1. People with mental illness, especially those with schizophrenia are violent and dangerous…”