Mental Illness Quotes (1205 quotes)
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The tension between order and disorder in the brain creates the ideal conditions for genius. Evidence shows a link between differently wired brains and particular strengths. When experienced to serious degrees, these symptoms can interfere with our lives and should be evaluated and treated. Yet the very mental illness they endured was also often part and parcel of the particular abilities they had. This is of course not to say that people unencumbered with mental illness cannot be especially creative —or that mental illness would be in any way a desired quality—but it does seem to be that the wiring differences of these brains confer a greater likelihood of creativity. In fact, specific disabilities often seem to be likewise connected to specific abilities.
Track gratitude and achievement with a journal. Include 3 things you were grateful for and 3 things you were able to accomplish each day.
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1. Value yourself:
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Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language. People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class or support group. Volunteer your time and energy to help someone else.