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Mental Illness (depression, bipolar disorder, etc) is an illness like any other

Posted Oct 01 2008 9:18pm

This is a concise version of my full post "An illness like any other".

Thank you for stopping by this Mission4Monday post. The purpose of MISSION 4 MONDAY is to share YOUR MISSION each week. I am thankful to God that I can continue to serve Him through this blog.

One of the missions of my blog is to share with others God's goodness and mercies to me in managing clinical depression and bipolar disorder, as well as resources that will benefit a person with a mood disorder and information for their family and loved ones.

Last 2 weeks, I shared two articles written by my friend and fellow blogger, Marja Bergen namely " Trust during rough times" and " Finding meaning in a life with bipolar disorder".

Marja is the author of a new book " A Firm Place to Stand" on finding meaning in a life with bipolar disorder.

Today, I like to share the following excerpt taken from another book written by Marja entitled "Riding the Roller Coaster: Living with Mood Disorders" :

An illness like any other

We always think of mental illness as something that happens to other people, not to us. To be diagnosed with depression or manic depression is a scary thing. But how we cope with our mood disorder is largely determined by how we look at it. If we can accept it as the illness it is - an illness like any other - we will be ready to move ahead with our lives in a positive way. Continue reading....
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