I’m Not Healed, and I Never Will Be

The way we think about healing from trauma and mental illness is all wrong

Nikki Kay
Invisible Illness
Published in
7 min readOct 5, 2021
Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

I have this image in my mind of what it means to heal.

The best healing is a process that puts things back together as if they’d never been broken in the first place.

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Nikki Kay
Invisible Illness

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