The invisible enemy
October 30, 2019
It is a basic truism that what we fear most stems from what we do not understand. And so it is of what we cannot see, of that we cannot hear or smell, of that we can neither taste nor touch? Something from which our basic senses are immune. Those who struggle and suffer with mental illness – whether depression, anxiety, or another affliction – know this all too well. It is an unfair fight with an invisible enemy, and it can be a lonely, painful, and frightening experience.
Knowing that we are not alone, feeling that others understand us, seeing that mental health awareness is on the rise, and most importantly that it is not our fault, that we did not invite this enemy into our lives but that we can overcome it, gives all of us much-needed hope.
A.E. Stahl, October 2019