I am Deena. I have depression. I have a mental illness. I also have a very intense love for 80s sitcom reruns. I am not ashamed to say any of these sentences. And none of these sentences define me. What does? My desire to live a life filled with comedy, empathy, and love.
We might not get to choose all that happens to us or all we are, but we do get to choose what defines us. Never give up that power. Mrs. Garrett wouldn't.