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Mental Illness Stigma: Myth vs. Fact

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My latest article for the International Bipolar Foundation. This is the first article in a series about Stigma surrounding Mental Illness.

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  • v SPARKYCARLEY
    Thank you everyone for sharing. Many blessings to you. HUGS
    1162 days ago
  • v LIVE_AMAZINGLY
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    1163 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2014 3:39:32 PM
  • v NANCYPAT1
    I have always worked with kids who have very challenging mental illnesses as well as other educational issues. I admire you for making your story and your conditions public. Thanks for sharing this with us all.
    1166 days ago
  • v LADYVOLSFAN1954
    emoticon I'm bipolar and lean every heavily on the depression end. I see my therapist monthly and see my psychiatrist every three months to take care of my meds. It's nice to see what others don't understand. Most people don't have a clue unless they are the ones with the illness or know someone and try to understand what is happening. Professional help is a must - you can't go it alone. You have to work with your professionals and make proper adjustments to your meds. You don't have to be a zombie!
    Thanks again!
    1166 days ago
  • v SPARKLISE
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    This article really hits home today because my brother is having a hard time with his OCD.
    And this made me realize that mental illness,that is not talked about too much in our family, is very present in my family.
    But I have started the discussion a few years ago, and we are being more open about it.
    One of my sisters is schizophrenic , one sister is on medication for anxiety/depression, one sister is a big time hoarder (her house could be on tv for the show Hoarders), my brother had to quit work because of panic/anxiety attacks, one brother goes into depression and can't work full time, my daughter had to have help for OCD and anorexia, I was on anxiety/depression medication for a while, and I battle binge eating.
    That is what I know.
    There might be more.

    The work you do is emoticon and I hope things are going well for you!
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    1166 days ago
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