I felt inspired to reach out today due to facing how unfair the world is towards those with mental illness.
I have Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and a Anxiety Disorder.
I have found myself healthy and doing well for the first time in a long time. However, while trying to change my life, working full time, going to school full time, my illness got in the way.
I saw for the first time I saw how hard it is to speak up and feel that anyone at your job or school could understand what was taking place with me, let alone not judge me. I feel so deeply ashamed that we live in a world where someone who is struggling due to a disorder they have no choice about feels that they can not be open about it and get proper help so they can keep their jobs and school work going due to how high the risk is for it not being accepted or helped.
I one day hope we all are able to speak freely about this issue and be accepted like anyone else, to not have to call out sick and pretend you have a cold when really your mind is not well enough to be at work or under stress at the time to manage your health. To be able to sit down with someone in charge of you and your future and say I need a break due to my health and have your mental illness be accepted and not hinder you. I hope one day we can speak about this part of ourselves and not feel ashamed or at a disadvantage.
It is hard out there for everyone even without mental illness. I would hope people could one day understand that on a heart felt level when it is hard for us outside of our own choosing.
I wish you all strength and hope.