Why people with mental health issues make the best friends.

I have spent the last 4 years of my life surrounded by crazy people. Some have genuine mental health issues and some are just a little bit nuts/emotionally unbalanced. I fall somewhere in the middle. Anyway, here’s why I think people with mental health issues make the most incredible friends.

  • They have the funniest & darkest humour you can imagine

I’m not sure if it is gallows humour, or that laughter is a form of therapy but emotional trauma tends to give way to comedy gold.

  • They have the best stories

Admittedly these stories are not always the easiest to hear and undoubtedly come with pain. However, they have craziest and most fulfilling stories usually because they have dared to live on the fringes of life.

  • They will knock the sh*t out of your pity party

Try flippantly telling Sarah you want to kill yourself after your bad day at work, when she really has tried to take her own life and has the scars to prove it. Seriously, I dare you.

  • They are scarily compassionate

Turns out if you go through enough shit you end up being really compassionate to those going through something similar. They tend to understand the importance of listening and have a way of just getting it.

  • They understand the importance of the little things

They get the value of the small things, dropping you a text to make sure you’re ok/haven’t been kidnapped. They get that small act of letting someone know that you’re thinking of them can have a huge impact. If you do have some of these incredible people in your life I suggest letting them know they’re fucking awesome.

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