I am uncomfortable writing about my mental illness, which is why I do it anyway

Reblogged from Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History:

(This post isn't a subtle cry for help or anything like that- I'm pretty good at obvious cries for help. This is a theory piece discussing why I write about my own struggles with mental illness even though some people will think I am attention seeking whiny pants.  It's been languishing in my drafts for a few months but since I'm likely to post about going back on meds a lot in the next few weeks this feels like an appropriate time to post it.)

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One of the hardest vulnerabilities to admit are the ones which you can hide. Angie deserves credit for her daring in showing the rest of us what mental health struggles look like for the inside.