My heart aches to much to forgive,
My eyes to swollen to forget,
It’s been years,
Seems like yesterday,
The pain so fresh,
The tears so near,
I can forgive but I will never forget.
I wrote that poem after I loss my father to suicide. After that I went through depression, and now I have to watch my daughter struggle with mental illness.
People have such a negative stigma towards mental illness that it effects everything we do in life. For example my daughter was at the point where she needed residential treatment, when I called the insurance I was told that it would not be covered because it is not a medical condition. Instead of accepting there answer I agrued the benefits and thank god the employer decided to change the benefits, my daughter is now getting the treatment she needs, but it shouldn’t have that much of a struggle to get them. People need to start viewing mental illness as a medical condition. I would like to meet one person that decided to have a mental disorder like it is something that we choose to have. It should not be treated like any other medical condition. If we can change the views on mental illness and we can change the world!
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