Independence Is Different from Isolation

Why it’s so hard for those of us with mental illness to reach out for help when we need it.

As I’m writing this, my head feels like one of those squeezy toys with the eyes that pop out. We’re at around half-squeeze at the moment but it goes to full-squeeze whenever I try to blow my nose. My throat is raw and it hurts to swallow. I’m…

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