How To Stop, Drop, And Roll In Mental Crisis

Carrie Cutforth
Jul 14, 2017 · 13 min read

At the height of my mental crisis, I forged a path to stability. Now, I’m hoping my own story can help empower others.

IIt’s been two years since the height of my mental crisis, when I tried to commit myself to the mental ward because I was suicidal, only to be turned away because I hadn’t performed my “crazy” satisfactorily enough. Instead, I was sent out the door, a mental-ward reject, with a few pamphlets stuffed in my hands, left to navigate the mental-health labyrinth on my own.

It wasn’t the first time I had experienced a mental crisis — but it was the worst time.

I’d totally bought into the capitalistic myth that my value lied in productivity.

I learned to protect myself by giving myself permission to leave toxic situations.

My identity and self-worth no longer hinge on how well I perform.

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