The Greatest Lie I Ever Believed

The greatest lie that I ever believed?

It’s that I couldn’t get better.

That lie was reinforced in every medical website that told me how to just survive with a mental illness rather than thrive.

That lie was reinforced in the support group where I was told that it never gets better, that I only had struggle to look forward to.

That lie was reinforced in the administering of medications meant to manage my symptoms, when there were more tools I could use to conquer them.

Mental illness is not the end of your story.

You are not destined to keep getting worse.

You are not less than.

You are not a victim.

You have survived every day up until now, and you’ve done it with unseen strength, unmatched courage, and incredible grit.

You can get better.

Don’t give up.

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