People who live with a substance use disorder or a mental illness are more like us than we know. And that may be just what we may fear
(My apologies if the accompanying photo seems overly dramatic. One of my more public addictions is iPhone photo apps…)
Most of you have never met me.
I am about to write something that may change what you think about me. I am going against the advice of people I respect – my wife and my Psychiatrist. (In fact, even saying that I have a Psychiatrist may change what you think…).
In diagnostic terms, I have a mental illness: I live with depression and anxiety. And most days I do very well.
For the rest of the article, “Please Don’t Hate Me Because I Have a Mental Illness,” click on photo.