Mental Illness: A Curse and a Blessing

Absurd Words by Marty Augustine

Mental illness sucks. There is no way around that, but it has its good points too.

I have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). As the sentence above says, it really does suck.  I went through some major misery in my life for me to earn those 4 letters associated with my name.

I used to be embarrassed about my diagnosis. I kept it a secret because I was afraid of what people would think about me. I was afraid of how they would react if they found out. It was the typical stuff associated with mental health stigma, but that’s a story for another day.

One day I was waiting in line at a restaurant when a man who I’d never met before walked in, taking a place in line behind me. I was a bit grumpy and irritable that day and didn’t really want to deal with people.  I looked…

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