Your Motivation for December 27, 2018

Hello again, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Team.

Life is full of challenges, but when you add a mental health problem into the mix, it becomes even harder.

The stigma that society holds against folks living with a mental health challenge keeps them isolated and sometimes makes them outcasts of their own communities, or worse, their families.

I understand the difficulties these marginalized human beings face because I too live with a severe mental illness and have had to face and overcome the same prejudices.

The recovery process in therapy or other treatments is long and sometimes heartbreaking work. Many hours and a lot of money are invested to gain peace of mine and to appear to the rest of the world as “normal”.

However, my message to others who are struggling to gain confidence and to live in a world that does not understand them is simple.

The only person you need to please is yourself.


Even though the sky seems overcast by impenetrable clouds keeping you in darkness today, I can guarantee something:

If you don’t give up and keep moving forward, the clouds will someday part and you will feel the warmth of the sun shining down upon your face.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

The app isn’t just free, it is ads free!

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.

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