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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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    Thank you everyone for sharing. Many blessings to you. HUGS
    1274 days ago
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    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.
    1278 days ago
    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!
    1278 days ago
    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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    1278 days ago
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