Thanks for popping by today, today’s Tenacious Tuesday post has been published at SickNotWeak.com
Please pop over there tor read.
Sick Not Weak is a not for profit organization that was founded by Michael Landsberg to help people understand that Mental Illness is a sickness.
SickNotWeak is a statement, a community and a movement where people struggling with mental illness can find support and be surrounded by others who understand and share their struggles.
I chose to honor my husband and share his story there because he is and will always be regarded by me as one of the strongest men I ever knew. He was a super hero to me and to our daughters. He was not perfect, we did not have a perfect marriage, but what we shared together was genuine and all consuming. The love that he wrapped us in, the memories, the lessons and the gifts that he shared with us will live on forever. His entire story is as important as his life was and though he is so much more than the illness that stole him away, it was undeniably a part of our lives ,our love story and our struggles for many years.
I want to add a special thank you to all of you who have trusted me to share your story with. I really hope that together we can fight to end the horrible stigma surrounding mental illness and advocate for better care.
“Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” Mental health stigma quote: “It’s a disorder, not a decision.” Quote on mental health stigma: “To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence.” ~ Samantha Gluck