Dear post secret poster (and anyone else who works with people with mental health problems),
"I work as a counselor for people with mental illness and it scares me how much I can relate to them. I'm afraid of ending up like them."
See this secret on : www.postsecret.com
I can relate to you too! Wow! Isn't that amazing?
I can relate to your desire for a happy, fulfilled life. I can relate to your wishes for people who love you unconditionally. I can relate to your need for arms you can fall into when you feel weak, tired, afraid, or unhappy. Arms that will support you, and warm your heart in your coldest and loneliest hours.
I can relate to the notion that some aspects of your life might be dissatisfying. I can relate to feelings of frustration, anger, or despair. I can relate to thinking I'm not being paid enough for my skills. I can relate to wanting a better home, or car, or job, or better health... or even just more energy!
I can relate to feelings of low self esteem. I can relate to feeling unloved, or unwanted, or just unneeded. I can relate to feeling useless, incompetant, and frankly overwhelmed; feeling like I can never do enough, or that the things I do don't even matter because the problems of the world are so big... and I... well, I am so small.
Isn't it amazing how much we can relate to eachother?
Or does this scare you for some reason?
Why does that scare you?
Are you afraid of me?
Are you afraid of being "like" me? (Whatever that means!)
Relating to you in more ways than you will ever know,
PS. Sometimes I'm afraid of winding up like you too!