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What is mental illness?

I have to post about something that’s been bothering me.

Someone in my life doesn’t seem to think that being mentally afflicted is illness. To me, it is. It is something that is beyond my control without treatment. That affects every portion of my being and life. Physically, emotionally, spiritually.

So. What is mental illness to you? Is it sickness? Is it something that the person can control?

Just because nothing physically shows up in a brain scan, doesn’t mean it’s not there. To me.

I asked this person what they would do if I had cancer. To which they answered. “Help you heal, help you get better”. So why is my being sick with mental illness so different? I have a hard time understanding how one is any different than the other.

If you care, you love and make sure that person is well, no matter what the illness is.