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  1. Question: What does mental strength in a mentally ill person look like?

    I’m bipolar, but before my breakdown 2 years ago, I was a highly productive member of society. Now I can’t seem to stop wallowing in sorrow, stress, panic etc. Every time I try to resume being productive, my efforts eventually become hampered by panic, stress or depression. Even when I try to remind myself not to engage in self-pity, and attempt to change my feelings, I often fail to stop crying, feeling angry/resentful or being depressed. I still crave hearing enabling words like, “you’ve done enough” or “it’s not your fault”.

    I may not be able to achieve the mental state of a healthy person at the moment, but it would help to know what kind of goals and mindsets I should attempt, what would count as unhealthy and avoidable, to escape this fugue.

    Thanks for reading this far, and apologies if I’m being too abrupt. If there’s anyone who has finished the book or has moved on from a similar situation, your advice is very welcome too.

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