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Stop the Stigma #MentalHealth #StigmaFighters

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People don’t talk about depression. People don’t talk about mental health. When someone does, the jaws drop. Someday, I need to just sit down and write out my life story. Who knows if anyone would read it or not but it might help someone. I’m straight forward in my struggles because it sucks. My support […]

Mental Health Month and 10 Facts about Depression

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May is Mental Health Month, and a time to bring awareness to the many conditions that make up mental illness.  One of the most common is depression. Unfortunately, many people have been misled about the facts of depression from what they’ve seen on TV or in the movies, or have heard about from their friends and […]

Stop the Shaming

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All too often, more and more, you see people making comments making fun of “worriers, downers, OCD, bipolar, nuts”. It’s mental illness shaming. You can’t support making mental health awareness when we have made having mental illness shameful. Just like when someone is called stupid, “That’s gay”, etc. We continue to desensitize things not realizing […]

Mental Health should not be Taboo

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This post has sat here for a month with my deciding what to do. As I thought about it more and more, I realized that I was just fulfilling exactly what I want to stop. A taboo. As we’ve seen the news of Mindy McCready’s suicide, I’ve seen more and more individuals commenting. This is […]

National Depression Screening Day October 11

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Most Americans are familiar with depression and do not attach a stigma to seeking treatment for it from a therapist. In fact, most Americans believe that depression is treatable and go so far as to say it would not affect their vote in a presidential election if they heard that a candidate had consulted a […]