“Dear Disability or Disease…” — What Would You Write?


On The Mighty, Julio Salazar shares a letter that he addresses to his “PTSD, OCD and Depression.” Readers are then invited to submit their own similar kinds of letters.

“Dear PTSD, OCD and Depression,” begins Salazar. “I’ve known you all for a long time, even when I didn’t understand you. I knew you were there for me, just not in the way a friend would have been. I learned to ignore all three of you with the help of alcohol…”

The Mighty invitation is at the end of the article: “For all of March, The Mighty is asking its readers the following: If you could write a letter to the disability or disease you (or a loved one) face, what would you say to it? If you’d like to participate, please send a blog post to [email protected]. Please include a photo for the piece, a photo of yourself and 1-2 sentence bio.”

Why I Don’t Regret Having PTSD, OCD and Depression in My Life (The Mighty, March 2015)