Do not be Ashamed of your Disorder


To those of you struggling with a mental disorder: DO NOT BE ASHAMED OF IT. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. You don’t have to hide it from the world. You are allowed to be different from others, and still be equal to them. 

Here’s how I look at it: 

I was given my disorder for a reason I have a purpose. I could spend my life being ashamed and suffering in silence, but I am worth more than that. (And so are you.) 

Some days, I think I can’t handle it. Some days, I feel like I have it under control. But, everyday, I know I am made the way I am for a reason. 

If I can help just one person because of my disorder, my purpose has been fulfilled. 

You can talk about your disorder.

Do not let others make you feel inferior because your mind works differently. Don’t be scared to open up about it, and help people to understand. I personally think people judge those of us with mental disorders simply because they don’t understand it. So, make sure to inform them. 

Embrace the person you are. 

You were put on this earth to be you. No one can do it better. Do not think of your mental disorder as something that holds you back, but rather something that makes you unique and strong. Because, if you have a mental disorder, and still living your life, YOU ARE SO STRONG. 

You have to remember how great you are. You have to remember that your disorder does not define you. It does not limit you from greatness. 

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8 thoughts on “Do not be Ashamed of your Disorder

  1. This is such an important topic! I don’t think people realize how many individuals suffer from mental health issues and that even when you have “recovered” it still impacts the rest of your life.

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  2. Totally agree with this article! Mental disorders (whether obvious or not) are more prevalent than people think. To find happiness in life, we have to embrace our disorders!

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  3. This is such a great topic. Shame is the birthplace of so many negative interactions. Compassion, love and belonging can help support those with mental health struggles so much.

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