I don’t base my work, on those who have the ‘best case scenario’ – which is having moderately impacting symptoms/trauma, quality therapy and good support and a loving family.
Because that is not the reality for many. Many don’t have access to quality therapy. Many don’t have people in their lives who understand and are supportive. Many don’t have family who care.
I base my work, on the most challenging situations, the ones where most suffering is occurring. Because, I have empathy and compassion for people enduring such hardship and doing it alone.
I don’t base my work on my own situation, because I know there are people out there suffering more than I am, and my heart hurts for those people.
Sadly, many don’t view it this way and hurt people in the process.
Mental health policy, mental health advocacy, helping people who have experienced trauma, should be based on what can be the worst situations, so those people suffering that much, feel compassion, feel they are cared for, they are understood, feel empathy from others.
And that is what I aim for.
This has all had a good response from those who need this gentle and compassionate focus.
Responses to this included…
“What a wonderful and well thought statement, dear Lilly! Warmest regards from Tussila =) “
“Thank you, Lilly
“That’s beautiful Lilly, There would be less of this illness if everyone was like you. Recovery would be so much easier. Thank you for your words, Thank you for your page.”
“Amen. You can’t fit everyone in a neat box. Everyone has different circumstances and challenges. There’s no use in only targeting a select majority, because you’re leaving a minority out in the cold. Very well said.”
“Inspirational and a blessing among many…. that’s our sweet Lilly <3”
“Thank you and God Bless”
“Bless you lily. Amen x “”
“You are an angel”
“Thank you Lily in all that you do. Your posts have helped me in so many ways I can’t begin to thank you enough. You said this so beautifully. … very well said.. ❤ “
“You are my only support whatsoever~ So thank you!
“You help so many people. I know that you have helped me and most importantly you don’t just listen you hear.
Thank you so much Lilly”
“And it shows and it does make a difference. Thank you x”
“What a blessing you are to our world!”
“I appreciate what you do, I have learned a lot from you. There have been moments in my life where , I wanted to leave this world, you are one of three reasons I’m still here. The other two are my children.”
“These r fantastic guidelines. Ur such a great advocate! Bless you baby girl. N thankyou so much”
“And your life / your writing/ your guidance Lilly is a Blessing !!!! Love and prayers dear dear heart!”