Invisible Illness
Published in

Invisible Illness

I Am Not My Mental Illness, but It Is Me

Is my mental illness the most interesting thing about me?

Photo: Noah Buscher / Unsplash

All writers suffer from Imposter Syndrome to a certain extent. We’re in a profession that breeds it profusely, that brews competition from the smallest occurrence. But there are different strains within the Imposter Syndrome, and one, in particular, has snuck up on me in recent times.




We don't talk enough about mental health.

Recommended from Medium

Managing Depression in the Midst of the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Crisis-How to Face the Days Ahead

Coping with Corona

A woman near train tracks looking thoughtful.

Building Resilience in the Aftermath of Trauma

How trauma steals your voice (and how to find it again)

5 Things I learned about life while in the psychiatric ward

I Didn’t Know I Was Depressed

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Fleurine Tideman

Fleurine Tideman

Just another millennial content writer who thinks they have something to say. Mail: | Twitter: @ByFleurine| Blog:

More from Medium

It Might Be a Label to You, but to Me, It’s My Life

You Never Know: How 3 Women Had A Profound Impact On Me

When I’m sad, it startles my loved ones.

Remind Yourself That Depression is a Disability

A man sits with his head resting on his knees and his arms wrapped around his legs.