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Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles by Jessica Burkhart
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“You know how depression lies? Well anxiety is stupid. I did not just say people with anxiety are stupid. No, no. I mean that anxiety itself is stupid. If you asked anxiety what two plus two is, anxiety will think very hard and say "triangle" or "a bag of Fritos" or "a commemorative stamp." Because anxiety doesn't know what anything is. It will try to convince you that things that are totally fine are worthy of dread.”
Maureen Johnson, Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
“Mental illness—having it, advocating for its understanding, living with it—has an image problem. A large part of the problem, I think, is the term itself—illness is something that automatically suggests rot and contagion, a short interim of bodily collapse that must and can be cured as quickly as possible. But the spectrum of mental disorders—which runs from low-grade depression to personality disorders to acute schizophrenia—suggests that this term is far from sufficient.
It is far too restrictive. It suggests two states, and only two states: healthy and sick, well and unwell.
But the truth is many people who live with mental illness are well and sick”
Lauren Oliver, Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles