I think that everyone who has a mental illness is just trying to cope. They’re trying to recover. And that is wonderful.
If we could all help each other, encourage one another through our individual journey would greatly increase our chances. It would also help in breaking the stigma.
What I think some don’t undersatnd is that recovery is not a race. We each go through our own storms and there should be no guilt in how long it takes us to find our rainbow.
However, I think that we don’t realize that we are harder on ourselves than we are judging others journeys.
I have been guilty of comparing my recovery to that of my friends. But I never blame them for getting better faster. I blame myself for not being at the same pace as them. And that is so wrong. You should never feel guilty that it takes you longer than you thought it would.
What you should do instead is compliment yourself on how far you have come. If you start feeling guilty or blaming yourself, you’re only hurting your recovery.
This is not a race.
Your recovery, your journey is all your own and you are a warrior, a champion for getting where you are now.
If you need an ecouragement team, comment below. I will be your fan base, I will be your cheer squad. We will break the stigma together.