Mental Illness Isn’t Black and White

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Mental illness isn’t black and white. Sometimes we know what’s led to it, what has flared it up and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere, sometimes we see it coming. It can be a chemical imbalance, a hormonal imbalance or even situational. But it’s never straightforward.

You don’t have to have a ‘reason’ to entitle you to be mentally unwell. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate.

Those going through a tough time can become mentally unwell. Those with seemingly great lives from the outside can still be unwell. We need to stop comparing and judging.

Mental illness is often difficult to describe by those who experience it and even more difficult to live with. But what we do know is that it still takes lives.

Seeing some of the comments about Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington makes me sad about how so many people don’t understand these simple points.

If you need support right now, please contact https://www.samaritans.org/ and/or https://www.mind.org.uk/.


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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, with relevant qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, whilst also currently studying  Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Reflexology and more. She has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community.

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