A blog post share, called “Shhh… That is stigma,” by Susan Walz, at The Bipolar Writer. Susan Walz writes to share how damaging telling someone to Shhh can be, when talking about your own mental illness and not feeling supported.
You will find her post here: https://jamesedgarskye.com/2018/05/27/shhh-that-is-stigma/
I felt I needed to share this as I have heard some of these be said to, like for example that “depression is a choice,” when actually this is not true. Depression is not a choice, because if it was, we would not want it. So to debunk these myths and to help spread awareness, this is why I share this post, that will take you to The Blurt Foundation post.
Ignorance is no excuse. It is time to learn to gain an understanding, if you don’t know about someone’s mental health. Ignorance can damage.
Learn more here, why ignorance is no excuse.
Something I came across Facebook and I wanted to share here. There are many illnesses that are invisible, but because they are invisible, it does not mean our invisible illness are not easy. It does not make them any less.
Just some examples of invisible illnesses are:
- mental illness
- hearing loss
- Crohn’s disease
As I have mentioned, this is just a short list and there are many other invisible illnesses.
Visit Fiona’s blog, at Heads Together, to read her post.