Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

‘At Least It’s Not Me’: When You Compare Your Suffering to Others

No comparison should tell us our suffering is worthless.

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With all my brother has gone through in terms of personal hardship and mental health struggles, I wish I can say my first answer has always been compassion and empathy. But it has not.




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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