Day 10: What is the best thing in regards to your mental illness(es)?
The best thing in regards to my mental health issue would be my anger. Once I became angry (instead of depressed) I began to stand up for myself and express when I felt uncomfortable with something. While I do not always express it in the right way it has given me opportunities to learn better ways to communicate with others that many will probably never learn due to the believe that they are normal and I am not.
My anger also drove me to pursue mental health activism. The anger turned into passion and when I see or experience an injustice I want to fight it. My anger makes me want to do something which I didn’t experience when I was depressed. When I was on an antidepressant and was less angry I found that my desire to help others and fight discrimination was drastically reduced. Since ending the medication the anger has returned and I fell more up to the challenge again.
While anger does make my life difficult and at times unbearable, the positives have been very positive.
Previously: Day 9