Sunday 10/10 is World Mental Health Day
Need: Help Stop the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness!
If you’ve known me awhile you probably know I started struggling with chronic depression as a youth. As a young newly single mother of 4 my untreated depression only flourished as I sank.
Years later I wish I had not let the stigma keep me from facing the fact that I had an illness that needed treatment. It would have saved me and my youngsters at the time a lot of darker days. There is no miracle cure but it CAN be overcome with time and a lot of hard work.
So many people suffer and even end their lives because of the shame and stigma. Please lets break this cycle. Lets spread awareness, education and break the da*n stigma!!
Read some stories here at these blogs I have rounded up
You can read posts of those dealing with Chronic health issues including mental health here at A Chronic Voice. I will be joining soon for the October Linkup.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”
“Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.”
Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.”
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.”
Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”
Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go. Natalie Goldberg