Most physical illnesses are limited. However, they cannot cripple love nor shatter hope. Physical illness does not corrode faith nor destroy peace of mind. Physical illness does not destroy friendships nor suppress memories. Physical illness does not silence courage nor conquer people’s spirits.
BUT Mental illness is not limited. It often cripples love and shatters all hope. And, nobody can live without hope.
Mental illness often corrodes faith and destroys any peace of mind a person might have.
Mental illness destroys friendships more often than not and suppresses memories.
Mental illness silences courage and conquers the spirit.
Mental illness brings out the worst kind of journalistic reporting.
Mental illness has an overpowering stigma and until we can lessen that stigma, life will continue to be difficult for anyone with a mental illness.