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Like many humans, I strive to be made of quality, non-terrible materials. Unfortunately, this is difficult to prove when one's brain is brined in a slurry of ill health and everybody knows it. When everybody knows it, people take it for granted and often demand that you prove yourself (or you become ignored, which can also hurt). The brain situation you can only do so much about -- try as you might -- can and will be used against you, sometimes to further someone else's personal agenda. This is especially heartbreaking when it comes from someone who claims to support you.
So, dear people striving to be all you can be while also battling mental illness: you are good. You deserve human decency and you deserve nice things.