I'm grateful that I recognize how self-aware I am.
I'm grateful that I haven't followed the path to suicide.
I'm grateful that I can tell my illogical voice, "No, that isn't true."
I'm grateful I can replace the negative voice with a positive voice.
I'm grateful I can look at my past and understand how I became ill.
I'm so very grateful that I pushed myself forward despite my parent's narcissism.
I am grateful; because I am strong! I supported myself when family didn't.
I am grateful for my dogs; they loved me unconditionally. They gave me love I needed it most.
I am grateful for my cats; they depend on me, and I can feel their love! That feeling is the best; it gives me motivation.
I am grateful for the steps I've made.
I am grateful for my non-bio sister because recognizes my achievements, and never puts me down or criticizes me when I haven't achieved what I do WANT. She listens and learns so she can understand my conditions.
I am grateful for her love! If it wasn't for her soul, I don't know where I would be today.
I am grateful for this community, its kindness, its understanding, and its people to whom I can relate.
There are so many reasons why I am a grateful person. Yet, it will never CURE my mental illnesses. They are a biological disease that will always need managing. I am grateful for this information, that I know my own body; that I've relapsed three times in my life. These were the times family should have known I was struggling, but they never once asked if I was okay. They are the times I got criticize or attacked. What I needed and still need the most is understanding and love.
I am grateful for my courage to speak up on issues that matter. Issues which are stigmatized by the ignorant, acting as if their opinions are facts.
I'm grateful that I understand why I'm being attacked; I know it isn't because I deserve it or because I'm the problem. It's because of their own drama. I have been attacked by family who are supposed to be the most loving and understanding of all the people in one's life. However, I am stronger because of it.
I'm grateful for what society has taught me, both the good and the bad. Continue below #mentalhealth