I’m amazed at the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues and mental illness.
If we stopped acting as if we’re supposed to have it together 100% of the time, things might begin to change.
If we were real with each about our struggles, we would be relieved to know we aren’t alone.
If we were willing to listen with compassion, more people would be more likely to say “Hey, I’m not okay. I need help.”
We fear judgement.
We fear lack of acceptance.
We fear being branded as crazy, weak, or unstable.
Too many suffer in silence.
We’ve got to end the stigma. We’ve got to talk about mental health.