There is a real problem in mental health, when we are judged by how well we present ourselves “publicly.”
There is an agenda, that those who “recover,” get the spotlight, over those who, in simple terms, have not recovered.
Therefore, perhaps there is some “standard” of recovery after all! And, that has to do with how good you are at “faking” being well!
During the course of my illness, I have found myself, time and again, “faking” being well.
I am not well! I have numerous symptoms of a chronic illness, to which there is no real letup and no real cure.
I do what I do to have a better life while managing severe mental illness, but guess what, I don’t have a better life with this illness!
I am continually plagued with symptoms. Symptoms that have transcended some with greater awareness. But, that have not been eradicated by any means!
I still have delusions. I still have hallucinations. I still have depression. I still have anxiety.
I am ill! And, there is a lot going on with me symptom-wise every day!