What Mental Illness Looks Like

I think I’ve ticked every one of these boxes at some point in my life but, thankfully, not for a while now. But I’ve been there and I know I could return there, we all could. Nobody is immune from mental illness, we are all vulnerable and few will live their lives untouched by it. It’s everywhere, it’s here today, it is now. Don’t be too hard on others, you know not what they’re going through. For you could be next.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

20 thoughts on “What Mental Illness Looks Like

  1. In working with someone with mental illness I have learned to appreciate the small victories. Some days just getting out of bed is a victory. God is in the little and often unnoticed things in life.


  2. Or is mental illness just normal human responses to trauma, such as childhood experience, or adult experiences such as loos or divorce. Not a criticism, but mental illness as a concept is very medically driven and i ould suggest much of our mental illness is driven by social models


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