Mental Health

Things I’ve Learned From Living With Mental Illness

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As frustrating as living with mental illness can be, there are aspects that I am actually grateful for, as crazy as that sounds!

In this post, I’ll be exposing what I am grateful for!


While I’m not the most person when it comes to myself, I am patient towards others who are struggling.

I’m grateful I developed this skill. It’s tough to express yourself when you’re struggling, and it doesn’t help when those around you aren’t patient with you.


When you live with mental illness, you find it much easier to understand and share the feelings of others in ways that aren’t always shared by your peers.

Things deemed as trivial, for example, dropping something can feel devastating for a person having a bad day. Instead of judging the situation as “melodramatic”, you’ll see a person who’s having an off day, and this was the tipping point.


With mental illness, good days are few and far between. So, the days where you’re able to go about your days always feel wonderful.

You find yourself with a whole new appreciation for things that typically get overlooked.

Recently, I was struggling to get a basket in Lidl, I was having a bad day anyway, so this just was the cherry on top. A kind person helped me get the basket unstuck, it was the boost I desperately needed that day.

Is there anything positive you’ve learned from mental illness?

And on that note, thank you for reading my post!
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