“How do you define your mental illness?”
I like to ask people this because it’s interesting to see how they choose to define their mental illness. If they can’t, it opens the discussion of this. Yes, we can go to the diagnostic criteria, but I’ve posted in the past about how constricting this can be especially for treatment. If you haven’t, take the time to reflect on how you define your mental illness. I think this is important in breaking down the stigma because we all have a story to tell, but how we tell it is going to be different for everyone.