Just because you have a mental
illness, does not mean you are different.
People with anxiety are fighters. People
with depression are survivors. People who
self harm are strong.
I am strong. They did not just tell me to
walk again, but they taught me a new way
of walking. Not with my head down, but up.
Because rock bottom is where I rebuilt my
life again leading to the road of recovery. I
am worthy of recovery because I am
human, just like you. I am a warrior to top
that. The semicolon stands strong beside
me. My story was going to end with a
period, but I chose to keep writing it because
it’s not over yet. I am a warrior, with the “I”
being a semicolon. It makes me strong. I am
strong. I am a fighter. I am beautiful.
I am a friend.
I am a daughter and
I am survivor.
*(Teal ribbon for anxiety disorders)