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This Viral Twitter Thread Explains What People With Mental Illness Really Mean When They Say "I'm Tired"

"For me, 'I’m tired' is not a complaint or pessimistic. It’s merely a fact of life."

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Twitter user and mental health advocate Pauline Palita took to Twitter to explain why mental illness makes people *so tired*, and the thread is resonating hard because of how damn real it is.

Allow me to explain Why Mental Illnesses Can Make People So Tired. Chances are, if you know someone with a mental…


Whether the thread hits close to home or you want to better understand what people with mental illness are going through, you can read the whole thing over on Palita's Twitter.

If you are thinking about suicide or just need to talk to someone, you can speak to someone by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and or by texting HOME to 741741, the Crisis Text Line. And here are suicide helplines outside the US.

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