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What My Mental Illness Taught Me About Self-Control

There are entire lines of therapy that basically boil down to “learn self-control so you never upset the sane.”




this isn’t that bad, it could have been worse, we’re being unreasonable. Just stick it out, it will be over soon

s.e. smith is a National Magazine Award-winning Northern California-based writer who has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Bitch Magazine, and numerous other fine publications.