24 Nov Mental illness and our identities
Mental illnesses do not define your identity. The diagnosis of a disease is not the identity of a person.
You may have depression; you are not depression.
You may have Bi-polar; you are not Bi-polar.
You may have Anxiety; you are not anxiety.
You may have a Personality Disorder; you are not the Personality disorder.
You may have a fever; you’re not the fever.
Do not confine yourselves to the labels you receive as a diagnosis. You’re much more than the label you believe yourself to be.
As real as mental illnesses are, so is your capacity as a human being to rise from this illness and reach your true optimum potential.
Live your life and fulfill your purpose; we are not born without one to live without one.