How mental illness changed my life…for the better

Stressed & Well Dressed

Over the last few weeks, it’s become increasingly clear to me exactly how mental illness has transformed my life. In the last few years, I’ve come to accept more and more that anxiety and OCD are and will always be a part of who I am as a person; it shapes the way I think, and influences the very nature of my everyday life. Whilst the repercussions of this, in general, have mostly been unpleasant, making the choice to be open about mental illness and how it affects my life has been the best decision I have ever made.

Opening up about mental illness has led me down some interesting avenues. The decision to start a support group was made in light of the fact that many of my close friends and family suffer from similar conditions, and it has helped us to connect on a deeper level – even though that…

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