Becoming clean and sober has had a lot to do with my mental health recovery too. After I was diagnosed, I was drinking all the time, and took drugs.
My behaviour was not healthy. Getting well requires a whole life change. I’ve been clean for three years now.I don’t have a problem saying that I have mental health issues.My way of dealing with things is to take the part of you that other people might not understand, and educate yourself about it, bring it close to you.
Accept it as part of who you are as a person, explain it and ask people to educate themselves. It’s an illness, one we fight everyday and we can be proud of that.I’m the kind of person who stands up for what I believe in.Read more on sane.org