Mental health issues can severely impact the way we think about ourselves. Our anxiety and depression can tell us “lies”. It can convince us we are unworthy.
Time wasters. Attention seekers. A drain on the health system. As if the “lies” we tell ourselves aren’t bad enough, one part of society tells us that “It’s OK not to be OK,” while another part of society tells us “It’s not OK not to be OK.” Which is it?
My depression tells me I don’t deserve treatment. I’m not worthy. I should be ashamed of myself, of my mental state. I should hide away.