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I Know What It Feels Like to Live With Mental Illness


I know what it feels like to overthink so much that it makes me nauseous.

I know what it feels like to write something over and over again until my fingers bleed because the letters don’t line up right.

I know what it is like to question every single thing I do to the point where I question why I even try.

I know what it is like to become sad at the smallest hint that I am not enough.

I know what it feels like to think you are a burden to everyone.

I know what it feels like to not be able to enjoy a movie or understand a lecture because I am too busy overthinking and rewriting my notes.

I know what it feels like to have a bad day.

I knows what it feels like to have the world weighing down on you like a ton of bricks.

But…

I also know what it feels like to love and be loved.

I know what it feels like to laugh so hard you cry.

I know what it is like to let go and be happy.

I know what it feels like to have someone tell you they will be by your side no matter what.

I know what it feels like to get an A on a test or watch a movie three times in a row.

I know what it feels like to have a good day.

I know what it feels like to be OK.

This I know means I will be OK.

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