Successful People with Mental Illness

December 13, 2014

It is a very common thing when diagnosed with a mental illness to feel alone and wonder if others are going through what you are going through. I very often have patients ask me if others will understand. Mental illness is very difficult to deal with because it can be hidden from others, in many instances. There are many medical conditions that are not that way, but mental illness often leads people to suffer in silence. If you have taken the rights steps to seek out help, I commend you. I want you to know that you do not have to feel alone and you should know that having depression, anxiety, or whatever your diagnosis may be, does not mean that you can’t achieve great things in your life. You most certainly can. I see my patients doing amazing things with their lives each and every day.

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About the Author
Dr. Fein is a psychiatrist in Los Angeles specializing in general adult and women's mental health.