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6 Things I Know Are True: My Journey With Mental Health

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“Your brain is lying to you.” That’s what I said to a dear friend when she was going through severe depression. It’s what I tell myself when I can feel the self-doubt and anxiety taking over.

The brain is a notorious liar; in the simplest terms, it mistakes personal truths for actuality. Sometimes, these lies mean we misremember something or see something different from others (hello, blue/gold dress).

Other times, these lies are related to how we see ourselves. When you are dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders or any mental illness, it’s easy to believe that things are awful, that no one likes you and that nothing will ever get better.

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