Let’s face it, there’s no easy way of letting anyone know you have a mental illness. However, at times it is best to let family members, employers, and peers know that you face daily challenges that may not be common to most. On the other hand, you will not allow these challenges to negatively impact your day, but they do require some lifestyle modifications in order for you to continue being successful. These types of conversations can open the ever so sensitive door to a question and answer session that you might find empowering for you. You’ve shared your story with confidence and removed any negative feelings associated with mental illness. There’s a chance at the end of the conversation, you will have provided the listener with a new perspective, attitude, and perception about mental illnesses. Concluding in a win-win scenario for everyone involved in the discussion.
All scenarios aren’t that easy most of the time, but when in doubt try to remember nothing is wrong with you. You aren’t abnormal. Who doesn’t have daily challenges?
What are your daily challenges?
© 2017 By Heidi Sullivan-Inyama
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