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A Mighty contributor explains the unexpected benefits that come along with anxiety and depression.


Unexpected Benefits of My Depression And Anxiety

  1. “I developed a deeper sense of empathy for others.”
  2. “I have the opportunity to expand my interests by finding new ways to make myself happy.”
  3. “I’ve become more introspective and in touch with my emotions.”
  4. “I’ve formed bonds with people who go through the same things thatI do.”
  5. “Opening up to friends and family about it enhanced my relationships with them.”
  6. “I’m dedicated to improving myself.”
  7. “I have a deeper appreciation for the happy moments in my life.”
  8. “I can use dark days as inspiration to make profound change in my life.”

By Samuel Dunsiger

Originally published: April 20, 2017
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