The umbrella of mental illness is filled with various kinds of people, with different diagnoses, and quite possibly opposite ways of coping. Though this may differ from person to person, we do share a mutual understanding of how emotionally and physically taxing an invisible illness can be. No one’s process looks quite the same but we can all gain understanding from one another. There are days we feel alone, but we forget the majority of our population is also suffering from a similar illness or symptom.
Here are some powerful messages to help guide you through your mental health journey, whether you’re just beginning or you’re in recovery.
Not all of these messages may resonate with you, or maybe bits and pieces of each provide some insight. That is the beauty of the human mind. Our experiences shape us just as much as those around us, even those that we may not know.
One of our major goals as counselors in Orlando at Orlando Thrive Therapy is to help our clients feel empowered just the way they are. There are aspects to ourselves, our stories, our history that we cannot change. However, we are able to guide those in reframing, restarting and retelling these stories from a new light.
Nothing and no one should dim you as a person. Find peace in the fact that everyone has a different time line and even if yours takes a little longer.
I challenge you to take another look at these phrases. What resonates with you? What are you wanting to tell yourself? Change the wording or concept to find a self-written mantra that belongs to you.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty processing or starting the process of recovery from their mental illness, contact a counselor in Orlando at Orlando Thrive Therapy for mental health therapy today. To speak to the author of this post, contact Mallory.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thrive on!
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.