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wanting to be free.
I asked God.
But I am tethered to mental illness.
It runs in the family.
It affects my family in how much they drink and issues like debt.
Two of my friends were suicides. I can’t forget them and I promised that I would not.
But it means that I cannot break free from this illness, which led to their deaths.
There are so many strands holding me to mental illness.
I try to recover, I try to move forward, to achieve something.
But this illness follows me, remains in my life.