One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite films, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” is this one from Cary Grant: “Mental illness runs in my family. Hell, it practically gallops.”
Those of us who are acquainted with mental illness personally, either because we have some form of it ourselves or it gallops in our families or friends, know there’s a super-special group of people who know and accept their mental illness and work daily at treating it and staying healthy. Here’s a shoutout to those of you reading this who take your meds every day and know your triggers and see your counselors and psychiatrists regularly and do all that work no one recognizes you must do, like eating right and sleeping right and exercising and staying on top of what most of us take for granted. And then, when something happens, you crash and have to start all over again and DO. I’m impressed with every single one of you and send you a ton of love and encouragment.
To everyone: HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY! I hope each of you is mentally healthy and strong and has a wonderful day on Thursday!
Here’s a great article from The Correspondent, “an online platform for unbreaking news, committed to collaborative, constructive, ad-free journalism.” I hope you take the time to read it!