Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is Optional

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Pain vs Suffering

(Editor’s Note: For those of us with severe SMI, some suffering is probably inevitable. But there are myriad healthy ways we can find relief, and at least a degree of stability and recovery. Hold On Pain Ends)

“An incredibly important insight one can gain in life is that pain and suffering are not the same thing. They are often lumped together but they can be separated and you can experience pain without suffering. Everyone has painful times in their life, and pain is important to help you learn and grow. Suffering however is not a required experience for growth and often it can hinder growth as it can often lead to hopelessness, deep anxiety and depression.” (Erin Young)

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