HERO? You? Yes, you!
You are a hero, so am I.
You are brave, so am I.
Recently I watched a 'hero' movie, "My All American". In a grand hollywood ending, the 'hero' walked out onto a football field and an entire stadium full of people stood up and cheered him.
That should be us, we folks who are challenged every day with mental illness. We should be getting those cheers every day that we make it through another day without quitting.
Oh, I know that the idea of a hero usually indicates public acknowledgement. But let's forget that part and just think of the part where you didn't give up. At the end of each day when you go to bed you should imagine a stadium full of people cheering you on and saying "way to go, you made it through another day!"