Always Focus on What Matters Most by Leslie A. Fischman
Always focus on what maters most, during times of controversy, never assume that everyone knows your whole story but what you share out loud with them about you. That is an assumption, that others can read you, or know what you are thinking, or what’s going on in your head, and in your life at any given moment in time. –Mental illness is a daily struggle, something that must be managed everyday and cared for, its like diabetes, you have to take your medication in order to stay well. Therefore when you are not well, it is difficult for you to be strong and to be there for others and likewise do well. Drugs and alcohol may amplify this disability, and further impede on your progress health wise, recovery time takes time, especially from drugs and alcohol.
Recovery is defined by Google as: “a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. [or] the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.” This is a loss of a stable mental health condition in place an unstable mental health condition, caused by the use of drugs or alcohol. This lack of stability causes one to question self as well as others, can induce paranoia. Why when in paranoid states and not doing well, its important to refrain from the use of alcohol and drugs. -The well see well, and the well looking at those with mental illness, apply mental illnesses to the well, to figure out what is causing mental illness. That will never change, people will always wonder for what reasons caused the use of drugs and or alcohol, usually its not conspiracy, but pressures upon pressures, that cause mental illness, and eventually turning on oneself, or others, paranoid. Its important when mentally ill to express yourself in a safe space so that does not occur, so that you don’t say anything that causes others to question your stability and ability in life to represent self and others well, to the best of your ability, to do well in life.