Is it a mental illness?
I go on sites, and they say that it is.
However, I had a mental illness, and I defined it as losing contact with reality.
I had to struggle to recover my hold on reality. I held objects, looked out of the window, described what I could see.
I grounded myself.
Then I began to experience PTSD.
It is very distressing, but I cannot believe that this is mental illness.
When I get a flashback, I can recollect everything clearly.
I am in the moment.
I have not left reality.
PTSD began to enter my life, when mental illness left.
I returned to reality.
I do not know if I am right or wrong.
But I really feel that I no longer suffer from mental illness. I do suffer from bad memories, which linger in my present.