Annie is a mental health blogger. and despite the typos 😉 , this piece is very powerful and honest. in it, she talks about how the struggles of the mentally ill enhance our writing ability. I especially like these lines:
“Life is always a risk to us. Every decision we make and everything we attempt to do, has the potential to utterly destroy our mental state and in some cases or lives.”
I have noticed that the blogs about mental illness are some of the most interesting blogs for me to read. It is , of course, because I am interested in that subject, but that is not the only reason.
The people that have struggled with mental illness have had to become in touch with themselves. The descriptions that they write about how they feel are very vivid and are full of human depth.
I am not just counting the blogs that identify themselves as having mental illness. There are also some bloggers that suffer from OCD, depression, social anxiety and severe mental turmoil that chose not to identify their blog as such. However the content of their posts has very vivid descriptions of the mental torment they experience.
The level of depth to the mental illness blogs makes me feel in touch with my own vulnerability and humanity.
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