American in Scotland. Grammar dominatrix. Writer. Lover of cheeses. Oldest fangirl on tumblr. Editor of GirlAlive.com. Unofficial cartographer of the Supernatural Fandom.

 

[text: A diagnosis of a mental illness does not have to be the end of your story. 

Photo: Stephen Fry and Carrie Fisher, text: Both successful actors. Both diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.

Photo: Terry Pratchett, text: Had written over 40 books. Kept writing after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Photo: Abraham Lincoln, text: 16th President of the United States. Ended slavery. Suffered from recurrent depression and suicidal thoughts.

Photo: Florence Nightingale, text: Founder of modern nursing and social reformer. Heard voices, had symptoms consistent with bi-polar disorder, and accomplished most of her great works from her bed.

Photo: Dr. John Nash, text: Won the Nobel Prize for his work in mathematics. Diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Text: Never believe that you are useless. Everyone can find a place in this world.]

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