#IAM - Raise awareness of Mental Health
This is such a timely and awesome idea. I’ve been feeling the weight of labels recently and they’ve knocked the confidence out of me. Uni has felt lonely because I’ve felt like a collection of problems and not a person.
#IAM fierce, intelligent, funny, kind, caring, strong, emotional, driven, analytical etc 🙂 Importantly... I AM MORE THAN MY MENTAL ILLNESS. Even on my crap days when leaving bed is hard, I’m still more than the sum of some generic diagnostic criteria.
Try to remember that there is a person at the centre of that diagnosis and two people with depression (for example) may behave and be affected completely differently. Ask someone how their illness is for them