๐Ÿ”ƒ Reblog: 10 Reassuring Things I Want to Hear You Say: Mental Health Awareness

You are not alone dealing with a mental illness, and your feelings, mood states, and physical manifestations are valid.

Uncustomary Housewife

Iโ€™m living with a mental illness, and sometimes that can cause people to verbally tiptoe around me, especially the people closest to me. Itโ€™s like my friends and loved ones are stuck walking on eggshells sometimes, and I want that to stop.

I recently published a blog titled โ€œ10 โ€˜Harmless Thingsโ€™ You Say That Hurt Meโ€. In that post I described what living with Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be like, and I shared some extremely hurtful things people have said to me. In that post I asked for kindness, awareness, and acceptance, which I received. But then I realized something really important: in that post I shared things I didnโ€™t want people to say, but I failed to offer advice on what to say. So, Iโ€™m doing that now.

So, I guess you could call this the follow-up. In this post Iโ€™ll be sharing 10 reassuringโ€ฆ

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