I would like to share this post with my readers, from The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog.
I also agree with the first commenter in that blog post too, by Alanpenrose5654.
Do take a read of this blog post and the comments. Also, if you are not already following this blog, I totally recommend you do.
I hope that all of us in the mental illness blogging community have the same goals–to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. I believe that to keep the fight going and maybe educate those that have never walked a day in our shoes, it is imperative to share your story. We are all unique, and though we may share similar symptoms of our collective illnesses, it is how you deal and your past that might help future mental illness sufferers.
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.
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.
I feel there are work places that still need to change their attitude towards peoples mental health.