A metaphor for mental illness might be fire.

When I became ill, it was as though a fire raged through my life.


I fought the fire, doused the flames, called the Fire brigade, and finally managed to put it out.


But the difficulty is,..I now see the damage caused by the fire.

I look around at the blackened beams, the charred walls, and I recognise that mental illness can damage one’s life.


I know I should be grateful, as it is good that I defeated this illness.  But it is hard to be grateful as I survey the damage caused.

I have to rebuild.




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  1. Thank you! The painting is Clipart. I like to collect Clipart, and buy it from places like Creative Market.
    This is a watercolour painting by a Russian artist. I buy lovely cards from a Russian website,..

    They are a group of artists who sell cards, and offer free downloads.


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