Times when I was drinking too much, or having a lot of suicidal ideation, starving myself and binging and purging. But I am still here. My friends and family have been such a love and support. I have let go of so much of that internalised anger and chosen love.
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Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to quit, and about the complicated and often conflicting valuations society tends to place on that. If I am being honest I will tell you there is a whole host of things I have wanted to quit in my life, and some (like smoking) I’ve done successfully and without regret.
This face art I did was a tribute to my mother who also has depression and anxiety. Her description to me was 1/4 a face happy, 1/4 sad, 1/4 courage, 1/4 fear.
Love has no barriers. Love has no gender. So if you ever feel like you're alone. You are not. You are all loved.
I’d like to say that faith is a catalyst to change and believing you can heal is the first step to recovery.
I want to share my recovery journey to inspire other people and show them how powerful their personal story is. There will always be struggles, but they don’t have to define you or hold you back from being someone great! :)
There is more to life than just surviving. You can overcome mental illness.