Does it ever feel like everybody but peers are super stoked for world mental health day and mental health awareness week and suicide prevention month? As a peer, it’s just another day, just another week, and just another month, with the only noticable difference being a bump in the numbers of people telling me how “brave & inspirational” I am.

Hubris be damned, I’m pretty cool the rest of the year, too, and I know this because my Mom told me how very special I am every day.

Look, when you live with something like bipolar, every day is world mental health day. It’s part of who I am and always part pf my world.

If I have a message to share on World Mental Health Day, this is what I hope to help others understand.