When we begin to struggle with mental health challenges, we’re given meds and we’re given a label (a diagnosis). And from that time forward, it’s hard not to live without a different persona—one that is looked down on. One that even we ourselves look down on. We may lose our confidence.

Many in this unfair world will have the impression that your label makes you less worthy than others. They don’t encourage you to contribute as they do others. They don’t expect you to be capable of making a difference. But this is a lie, and you know it.

Don’t let that label define you. Don’t let it dictate who you are or what you’re capable of, or not capable of. Show the world what you’re made of—a person like any other who happens to have an illness.

You are still God’s child and he still has a plan for you.

With confidence you can break free from this undeserved spot the world has placed you in. You’re not a different person. You’ve only acquired a label. And what’s a label, after all?

You too can break free.