Depression … mental illness … suicide

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In an enlightened (!) world these topics are still heavily debated and yet kept in the dark. It amazes me. If you are mentally ill or depressed or anxious or anything then you are stigmatised and pushed aside. Cynically, it has become a “go-to” fall back when we can’t describe the feelings inside us.

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Health, or rather the lack thereof

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Living with illness is not easy especially when it is not a visible one. As a species we tend to disregard anything that is not visible. If we can’t see it, we can’t prove it and therefore it doesn’t exist and it must be a lie.

Living with illness is not easy especially when it is not a visible one. As a species we tend to disregard anything that is not visible. If we can’t see it, we can’t prove it and therefore it doesn’t exist and it must be a lie. I know that I give up trying to explain to others that I have a migraine but there is no pain. It doesn’t compute.

We have no empathy.