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The Process of Accepting My Mental Illness

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If you’re new to the mental health system, or you have just seen a doctor and been told you have a mental illness, it’s a daunting time.

So many new words and concepts are thrown at you. One of the more confusing things you’ll likely hear is: “You have to accept you have mental illness.” You’ll hear doctors tell this to new patients.

Yet there’s ambiguity about going through the “process of acceptance.” How does it happen? What does it involve? How do I accept I have a mental illness?

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