Nervous Breakdown Inspiration

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"Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The fact that the author experienced mental disorder that lead to the creation of this letter is inspiring. It shows strong will to be able to turn your personal suffering into a story that is to help others overcome their mental illnesses.  The ironic part is that the profession that she went to told her "never to touch pen, brush, or pencil again" (Gilman).  After following this advice for three months she became worse than she ever was however with the help of her own intelligence and a friend she began to work again and heeled.



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Does anybody know what cured her though? It looks like it was nothing that a doctor could have prescribed.

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