Thanks to Amanda and Elizabeth for this thought provoking image from their FB page. If you were to build a collage such as this for yourself, what would you put in it?
As I looked at this, I noticed the medical diagnosis in the background, which had my mind expanding into that arena, as well as all the social labels we put on ourselves. Here is what I would include in a collage about me;
Pictures of models since I’ll never shake that label. This is one that I had to let go of a long time ago because if I tried to “live up” to societies expectations of what I am supposed to look like, I would die trying.
The word “bitchy” is just so tired isn’t it? Can’t they come up with something more creative?
Reality is that BITCHY translates into CONFIDENCE. And don’t forget it.
I am an certified nut job and proud of it. Any sort of mental illness or condition in this society is still treated as taboo which is a total crock. Millions of people have been helped or even had their lives saved by trying SSRIs and other meds to help their brain chemicals stabilize….but why still the secrecy about it?
I hope I live to see the day when mental illness and medical illness are one in the same. Did you know that over 80% of medical illnesses are believed to be caused by mental illness/stress?
Ok, ready for your list !