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TW: Mental Health, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
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.
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Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include “Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate” and “You, Me and Hypothyroidism”.