Hey! I’m Gertie. I started this blog for several reasons. The two main reasons are: 1) to educate “normal” people what it is like to live and deal with a mental illness and 2) to show people who deal and struggle with mental illness that recovery is possible.
Yes, that means I struggle with a mental illness. My goal is to help stomp out and eliminate the stigma that goes with mental illness. I know this is going to be a difficult task but hopefully I can at least change one persons mind in a positive way regarding people dealing with mental illness. All it takes in one person and hopefully a domino effect will happen.
Another goal of mine is to show others dealing with a mental illness that recovery is possible. Yes, I will struggle. Yes, the symptoms of my diagnosis’s will act up. Yes, I will just have bad days. Yes, I will show you when life becomes difficult that I will get back up and wipe myself off. No, you will not be cured from your mental illness but there is hope. Dealing with a mental illness is not easy but if you learn to deal with your symptoms and what works best for you then you are in recovery. There is hope for recovery. Hope is key to recovery with your mental illness. Yes, recovery is possible.
Please remember: I am not a professional. I am just a person who wants to stomp out the stigma of mental illness and show that recovery is possible. You can reach me on Facebook at Gerties Journey, on Twitter @Gertiesjourney, or via email at Gerties_Journey@outlook.com,