I’m more frightened than I’ve ever been in my life, more than I ever thought was possible. More scared than I was before I graduated college, so afraid of failing at adult life that I considered suicide and extreme self-mutilation. More scared than I was in my freshman year of…
Thank you. Thank you so much for this post. I agree with everything you’ve said. People look at me strange when I say I wouldnt change my autistic daughter for anything. I wouldnt take away her autism if I had the ability to do so. It’s who she is. And I love her beyond words.
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Anxiety is not rude. Depression is not selfish. Schizophrenia is not wrong. Eating disorders are not a choice. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is not crazy. Mental illness isn’t self-centred, anymore than cancer is self-centred. It’s a medical illness.
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