7 Surprising Gifts of My Mental Illness

7 Surprising Gifts of My Mental Illness July 13, 2016

I used to live in an I-have-it-together illusion. But waking up in ICU after a failed suicide attempt left me with no choice but to admit that I suffer from mental illness, specifically depression and anxiety.

These days, I am grateful for my mental illness, personal growth, and improvement in my family since I faced my illness. It has allowed me to become more open and honest about who I am.

It’s been a long four years, but instead of living in shame, I am now embracing the life I have been given. In doing so, I have found several surprising gifts.

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  • Honesty is a rare gift. Rare, and deeply freeing.

    I’d say that’s a very good surprise.

  • Honesty is a rare gift. Rare, and deeply freeing.

    I’d say that’s a very good surprise.