Can I leave them behind?

Can I really leave my mental disorders behind?

That is a question that I get asked a lot.

Is it truly possible for me to completely “heal” from my mental disorders?

I know one can relapse and have another episode of depression depends on life circumstances. But what about disorders like OCD – those which shows more physical presence in our lives?

Will I ever be “OCD free?”

I wish I did not have to ask these type of questions to myself.

I would not even wish it for my worst enemy to ask these questions.

It makes me cringe by the thought of the increasing number of population having mental health problems but not seeing drastic changes in the number of people getting help.

For us to leave “this” behind there has to be change.

A change that brings life by bringing these “Taboo topic” to life opening up and sharing our own experiences using various platforms.

I wish all of us can shake off our disorders and be free.

No more thought bubbles that marks us as our disorder, but being able to pin them down and erasing it from our history.

Do you think we can completely leave our mental disorders behind?

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10 Replies to “Can I leave them behind?”

  1. I think the moment we decide to not allow our mental health to define us, is the moment we win. Leaving them behind, moment by moment, when we work ourselves out of a panic. We leave them behind when we get ourselves out of bed and open the curtains, when we least feel like seeing the sun. Mental Health is our choice, and I believe sometimes our own unwillingness stops us.. I don’t fault anyone, we’re all human. We break down that huge task of leaving it permanently behind, with tangible goals of every small victory.

    1. I love what you’ve said here. It instills hope in all of us I think. It’s still hard for me to believe that I won’t be fighting that good fight of permanently leaving these moments behind with tangible goals and small victories for the rest of my life. I do believe that we can conquer our mental illnesses , however, I also believe that we will still spend our entire lives fighting that good fight.

      1. Yes yes. Love having a place like this to keep each other going through our life for the good fight!

      2. I think so, too. The fight just seems smaller when we take life one minute at a time. So many of us can relate to what you’ve written 🙂 I know I can.

  2. I am still at the very beginning of the journey… But I guess we never leave our disorders behind. Because we will never forget them. We are scarred. Mentally. And the wounds that we have may heal. The scars may even fade… But they will never be entirely gone. But there is a bright side to this: we have every reason to be proud of ourselves for fighting everyday. Because every day that we chose to battle our disorders. Every day where our mental disorder is only a thought and not an action we prove how strong we are. We prove that all the support we got was not in vain.

  3. I have been battling bipolar disorder for years. But I am 56 and still alive. Noe I have been diagnosed with vascular dementia. We are brave facing everyday. Getting up, opening those curtains and says hello world. We need to be there for each other or die of loneliness

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