Mental Health Stigma

Even people with the best of intentions have a tendency to stigmatizing mental health.  Those of us dealing with mental health issues can include ourselves in that group of people with the best of intentions.  The linked article discusses how easy it is to try to categorize those people as good people and bad people, but that’s not always the case.

While there’s certain amount gallows humor that comes with dealing with our own mental health, sometimes our judgment of ourselves can be overly harsh.  Depression lies.  Anxiety lies.  OCD lies.  Mental health issues say we are less than what we really are.  The truth is the mental health diagnoses don’t identify us, they only identify a condition that we can treat and overcome.

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