So much of grief is learning how to integrate our shadow selves into the rest of us.
Some people have the impression that once a mentally ill person seeks out help, it's only a matter of time before things get better. But that's not always true.
Sometimes we forget that there's more to life than just being okay.
You will know what it's like to be in awe of yourself, startled but not afraid.
Being happy makes me a little crazy. And if you've ever thought you were the only one, I assure you – it's actually a really common thing.
Even when depression keeps me in bed. Even when anxiety has me bailing at the last second. Please don't give up on me.
The unspoken truth: There is a particular kind of agony that comes with the realization that you could be good in every way, and mental illness will still chew you up and spit you back out.
Celebrating the fact that you exist can seem so asinine when you wish that you didn't.
Working through bipolar disorder was not what I expected - but I'm grateful for what I learned.