Sickened by the comments being made re Trott’s departure from the Ashes. If he’s gone home with a physical illness or injury would he need to man up or get over it. It’s been said time and time again, just because you can’t see an illness and how much someone is suffering doesn’t mean it isn’t just as dehabilitating as a life threatening or at the very least life changing illness.
Physical illnesses are just as horrible and just as painful to deal with, but the one specific thing I felt with mental illness is the guilt, rather than wondering why it’s was you that got ill, you find yourself berating yourself, what have you got to feel bad about, other people have it much worse. And that isn’t helped by the stigma surrounding invisible illnesses.
I forgot that what made me stronger than ever before was weakness, and that any one could deal with the loneliness and sadness and paranoia and guilt that come with mental illness. Just remember some of the strongest people in the world are the ones with a smile on their face, but barely living.