As someone who deals with serious mental illness it is sometimes hard to “think positive.” I get extremely annoyed when people tell me how much worse it could be. Just as much as when people tell me to look on the bright side. Now with a shift on mindfulness and gratitude, more people than ever are believing that if you just change the way you think, all your problems will just disappear. Trying to ask me to come up with 10 things I am grateful doesn’t make me feel more appreciative or happy, it makes me feel guilty that I have so much apathy and that maybe I just don’t care enough. It implies there is something wrong with me, not my life or an illness I don’t have much control over; but that I am an unappreciative spoiled little brat. Oh the number of times this has been yelled at me in arguments. That I have such a wonderful life and I should be grateful. Come live my in my life for a few days, see how it feels, what I think about, what I deal with then tell me I have such a wonderful life that I should be grateful for.
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November 26, 2015
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Marci, Mental Health, & More
Marci- Me a 32 year old gay female living in California in the United States.
Mental Health- I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar type. I blog about my own experience with mental health as well as resources, research, and re-blogs relating to mental health.
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Guest Post on Bipolar for Life Breaking the Silence of Stigma: Not What You'd Expect
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