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.