Serious Mental Illness Deserves Awareness Too

Please, please, stop asking if our mental illness is “cured”

Sarah K Stricker
Published in
5 min readMay 15, 2021

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Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash

I feel an all-to-familiar wrinkle in my stomach as the conversation shifts to a roundtable sharing of mental health issues — who’s recently taken a mental health day for self-care, who’s sometimes troubled by fleeting anxious thoughts.

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Sarah K Stricker
Invisible Illness

Writing about disability, chronic illness, & mental health. MS in health communication from @NUHealthComm. Find my work in Invisible Illness & No End in Sight.