By HMO STAFF
Qualification : BA PSYCHOLOGY
Wednesday July 25 2018 11:49 AM Comments 0
More often than not, mental illness attacks the sense of self in an individual. Other than affecting the mind and body, it also affects our identity.
“Who am I when I have a mental illness?”
A mental illness diagnosis can destroy our sense of confidence in how we maneuver the world. When I was diagnosed, I worry about how I was going to handle challenges that come with life. I didn’t have the confidence to live life and all I thought about was my illness. The stigma around mental illness worsen my psyche and this self-stigmatization was the biggest barrier I had to overcome.
There is not right or wrong in the recovery process, recovery looks different for everybody. The common thread between recovery of individuals is that recovery is not a straight road and we should not be disheartened or discourage if we have a setback. Recovery also goes through these stages which seems linear but is actually like a “woven tapestry”, “when one part of the tapestry is restored, all aspects of the piece shifts and improves.”
The stages are
These stages of recovery like mentioned is not a sequential process and this process will take time. If we accept and embrace our illness, and we explore the workings of the illness, we can derive positive things out of our darkest moments. We acknowledge the pain, struggles and honor them. “Remember, facing what is, is an act of bravery.”
The handout of myths of mental illness is in the link below. There are many myths of mental illness and we will learn about the facts and dispel the myths during RWS session 3.
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