You are unique. There is only one person with your experiences, your talents and your inner light. The people who really see you and value you are the ones to hold close.
Anyone who tries to push down your self esteem does not warrant your giving them the chance to do so.
Your gifts are individual to you and the world is a better place with you in it.
You are special and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Your thoughts and feelings are important. Your voice deserves to be heard. You are gifted to share certain special gifts with others who will appreciate and benefit from them.
Mental illness does not make you less than other people. There have been many great contributors to culture and science that had mental illness.
Most importantly you are important to the ones closest to you… or there is someone waiting just for you to be in their lives. You never know who is in the world that needs you and is waiting to meet you.
Trust in your uniqueness and individuality.
It is not in the ways that we are alike, but in the ways we are unique that make a difference.