What if we lived in a world with no mental illness? How would we know our own strength? They say try to think of the positives in a situation so that is how I’m going about mental illness. Without it, we wouldn’t know who the fighters and warriors are in life. We wouldn’t appreciate things the same way when they go right, because when they do, how much more grateful are you? I’m not one to think that everything happens for a reason, but I do believe that you have the choice to accept things for what they are, and still move forward. Mental illness makes us warriors. It makes us stronger than ever. It sometimes hardens us but it also makes us vulnerable and open to feeling new things. Without it, we would be totally different people. I don’t think the same kind of strength would be inside us. That strength to fight and survive and to live.