Mental illness their story ðŸ‘€

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” Mental Health Awareness” month, is coming to an end. I would like to remind others that” hurting people will hurt others” might be true, however, we don’t know the stories that lead hurting people to inflect pain on others. Not using this as an excuse, but have you ever stopped to think that their behavior is all they know? It is easy to come to our own conclusion or judge others based on their behavior, lack of emotional control, or people who seem distant, meaning they don’t react to situations in the matter we precive as the ” norm.” We don’t know how many hurting people come from abusive homes, witnessed domestic violence, experienced sexual assault, neglect, physical, verbal and mental abuse.

Even if hurting people break free from the situations that result in them becoming emotionally broken suffering from PTSD, acholiism, or other forms of drugs addiction to surrpessed the pian of their experiences, another reminder, they are not bad people. I am saddenly reminded of a childhood friend who struggled with the painful experience of being violenctly rape at the age of 12. The experience transformed her from a happy innocent child to a life of being promiscuous, and becoming an acholic dying from AIDS. I am old almost faded picture of use as children setting on a bench laughing and eating Ice cream 🍦. Each time I look at that picture I think about how she struggled to live a ” normal life” but the pain of that day consumed her.

Even if you don’t understand the experiences of hurting people, remember you haven’t walked in their shoes. Prayer, compassion, listening, and patients is all anyone deserve.

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