It Is What It Is

I hate the words
Depression
Schizophrenia
Bipolar
And everything else
That the DSM has devised.

Sometimes I think I would have been
Better off never having received a
Diagnosis
At all.

The stigma of a
Mental Health diagnosis
Has been daunting
And demoralizing.

Instead
I would have preferred that the
Doctors
Wrote down a list of symptoms
And problems that I have been
Struggling with
Then decided to tackle them each
One by one.

I’ve known a lot of people with
Mental Illness
And every single one
Of them is different.

People are unique and
No label
The doctors stick on you can
Accurately describe the
Infinitely complex nature of the
Human mind.

It is what it is.
Don’t forget that.

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