eyeI’m guilty of it, and know that I am not the only one out there who identifies themselves as mentally ill.  But, there comes a time when it can become obsessive, or all consuming, and your illness defines your being.

Yeah, most of us have to take medication on a regular basis which is a constant reminder of our condition but, try and let any compulsion to over identify with your mental illness go.

You are a mutifaceted, complex, human being who, despite the fact you may suffer from a mental illness, you must know that there’s a lot more to the the enchilada than that.

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    Last reviewed: 20 Feb 2014

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2014). Over Identifying With Your Mental Illness. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 27, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2014/02/20/over-identifying-with-your-mental-illness/

 

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