What My Childhood Diary Taught Me About Having A Mental Illness

What My Childhood Diary Taught Me About Having A Mental Illness

What I found as a result of my search was another dose of perspective, similar to that which came from writing the aforementioned letter. I don’t know if handwriting is still a live form of journaling, I am sure all the cool kids keep theirs digitally. Writing, journaling, etc. offer a unique form of perspective that doctors have long confirmed to be incredibly helpful for mental health because it keeps you letting things out, helps in organizing thoughts, and provides a place to put emotions which may not be welcome. Writing is a powerful defense which took me about twenty years too long to pick up again.

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Dear Seventeen Year Old Me - A Letter To Myself 10 Years Ago

Dear Seventeen Year Old Me - A Letter To Myself 10 Years Ago

You’ll need to go through your journey to get there yourself, but I know you are holding onto a thread of hope that one day you will be okay. Okay is correct, but it won’t come in the form you think okay means right now.

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