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Do I Really Have Mental Illness?

Hi everyone, I just thought I share my story with you all. I have been diagnosed as having a "mental illness". Classifying my mental state, I could hear voices and see colors or shadows and so on, all of this just equals abnormal. And let me tell you one thing, I do NOT dabble with drugs. I have had my mental illness apparently since high school. I feel that I do not have a mental illness yet doctors say that I do. As I for one do not want to feel incapable of doing things on my own without having to rely on medication. Here's my advice, keep busy with your life, do not be distracted by these "abnormal things" and express yourself to people. Do not hide your feelings, write your feelings down and give it to a friend to read to let them know how you feel or what you're going through if you're too embarrassed to tell them verbally. And if you are depressed do something that will make you feel happy. If you think about what people have, don't think about it, because you have a life of your own, your soul is precious to you. Why did I just say that? Well it's because I am studying The Bible, and it has helped me to understand some things gradually, as I progress reading and learning with my Bible teacher. I want you to know that this emotional state of mind will not pass by, we all have different degrees of mental issues yet we feel that ours is extreme. You just have to find out the answers to your questions. If you feel why do I feel this way, you feel that way because you are thinking too much and that's when anxiety kicks in and makes you depressed when you should be learning or keeping yourself occupied and happy. Reading The Bible is a nice way to keep occupied with time, you will find out a lot! Life can be unbearable sometimes, but just to let you know that you're not alone and you have a friend who is ME, who has been capable of getting a job, studying, and  making friends... this is because I have made the effort to, instead of being anxious about the little things or the abnormal things. Pray to Jehovah God who is The Creator of the heavens and the earth and your load will be lifted. Read the Bible is what I recommend. If you want to find out more go to the website of www.jw.org and you will find possibly answers to your questions. Just click on publications and read them is my advice to you. Because I know how you feel, I get down sometimes too, and you feel it is too much for me to continue life... what is the point of living.. the point is you continue to fight. You feel different, it is because you are different and you are beautiful and not abnormal. You have problems well so do everyone else, stop thinking about yourself and think about others and support one another and you will get through this, this is just a way to distract your mind from your own problems which will gradually lessen. I hope this story of mine helps you because there is good news in The Bible for you and I, and that is to live on a paradise earth in perfection meaning no illnesses, no more pain or suffering as God's kingdom will be established on the earth and you get to live eternal life. Don't think of this as a joke, because The Bible speaks the truth, and these are God's words not just for you and I but for everyone. This is from The Bible:
James 1:13 - When under trial, let no one say: I am being tried by God. For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. - Therefore, what you have, God has not given to you, but there is light for you and it's in The Bible. Jehovah is God's name it's in The Bible, so do not hesitate to call upon him because he will help you with what you need. Matthew 6:34 - So, never be anxious about the next day. For the next day will have its own anxieties. Sufficient for each day is its own badness. - Therefore STOP BEING ANXIOUS, we are all human beings, just breathe, everyday has bad in it and it happens globally but you can do something with your life and there is help! Matthew 7:7,8 - Keep on asking, and it will be given YOU; keep on seeking, and You will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to YOU. For everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking it will be opened. - Therefore continue to pray to Jehovah God, and do not give up on life, because your smile is of IMPORTANCE, as it changes the atmosphere of your life and another persons life! And I will conclude things with this last scripture: Acts 2:21 – And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.
An Ep User An EP User Jan 15, 2013

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