Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Letting Go of Diagnoses Improved My Mental Health

And it just might work for you, too.

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2017 was a really bad year for me. I ringed in the New Year in a psychiatric facility, and though my time there was brief, it led to a circus that included a new psychiatrist and a whole bunch of new medication. Along with that circus came a bunch of diagnoses I hadn’t ever heard of before, which included:

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We don't talk enough about mental health.

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H. M. Johnson

H. M. Johnson

I write about various topics and occasionally share wisdom I’ve earned through suffering.

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