Some people hide their mental illness.  They experience stigmatism which causes feelings of shame or fear of their illness being exposed. I think it’s important to be thankful and take pride in your illness.  This amounts to confidence that allows you to rise above obstacles you inevitably will endure with all that encompasses being Bipolar.

Next time you feel low about your illness, take a moment to think about the benefits of your condition.  Try not to fall to the negative aspects of your journey through life.  Having confidence, gratitude and pride will go a long way.

 


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    Last reviewed: 21 Aug 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Confidence, Gratitude and Pride in Your Mental Illness. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 30, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/08/21/confidence-gratitude-and-pride-in-your-mental-illness/

 

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