”What gives me strength and hope is knowing that there really are many people who have elegant minds that we fail to treasure. They are rooting for me to knock the ball out of the park whenever i go to bat, even if no one else hears their cheers the way I do. My pain directs me, as does my disorder, and i love the mentally ill, even those I’ve never met. They are my heroes. I think of those who were locked away or who have died, and I grit my teeth and tell myself that I am going to make things right. The people who die by suicide, who were locked up – if they can endure their pain or take their life, I can sure as heck help get our society where it should be.” Carolyn Dobbins as Jane
If anyone is interested in reading an amazing book on mental illness read: “What a life can be: One Therapist’s Take On Schizo-Affective Disorder” By Carolyn Dobbins. It shows the story of how clients can change therapists. How we, as service users are not the only ones positvely affected by our meetings with therapists. We can also affect growth and change in therapists. Help them see things in a different light.
Never under estimate the power you have. Even the smallest mosquito can effect the scariest of humans