We must change how we view differences in others. We are all different in some way, fashion or form.
My Mental/Emotional Disorders, Recovery, or Childhood sex abuse & trauma survivor is not my label . . .
So please, don’t put me into a box labeled mental case or freak. And most definitely don’t treat me like I am different from others. Don’t set me into a category at all. I’m not a thing, I am human being. Don’t you see me? I am of flesh and blood like you.
I have feelings, a heart and a soul. I have a spirit no longer broken, not a victim of my disabilities. I am and will be a “work in progress” for a lifetime.
So don’t talk about my mental illness as if I’m not standing right in front of you. Learn to have more understanding, be educated about addictions, the cycle, recovery, and be informed not judge.
Don’t look through me, look at me. Have some compassion for those who battle with…
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