All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

An Open Letter To A Person With Mental Illness 

2 Comments

This is a magnificent piece of writing. It should be read by anyone and everyone who has a mental illness – and by everyone who is ignorant and judgmental of such things.

wehaveapples

Dear Person With Mental Illness,

You are not a monster. You are a valuable, unique, wonderful human being who deserves everything grand that this life has to offer. Come out of the shadows and stand proudly in who you are.

You are not damaged. You are WHOLE, regardless of having a mental illness. I like you the way you are. I wouldn’t change you. I see you differently than you see yourself. I am not afraid of you or your illness… I am amazed by you. I am amazed by your courage, willpower, gifts and talents. I accept you, and your worlds of light and darkness.

Some people just have a “neighborhood” in their mind and they never get lost. You have endless terrain to explore, but sometimes you take a wrong turn and can’t find your way home. I love your vast landscape and remember… we can make you…

View original post 1,455 more words

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “An Open Letter To A Person With Mental Illness 

  1. Hi again Addy. I have read the whole WEAREAPPLES piece. What a phenomenal piece of writing. I found it very emotional reading it. I was in tears before I had finished reading through very much of it at all. I would much rather express my emotions than to be a callous hard hearted person. Thank you for pointing me to that marvelous writing.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s