I believe you. I hear you. You matter, your words matter, they make an impact. The stigma from mental illness can only be removed if it SEEN & BELIEVED! It’s should be met with compassion, not pity.
Maybe we’re stronger in broken places. Maybe we need to learn that to get to contentment, to self-acceptance & all sorts of forgiveness, for ourselves & others, we need to go through hell, trying to hold our heads high. I don’t know. But I do know that you write about this with eloquence & power. Please, continue to write, your voice is important. You ARE heard!