I experience mental health stigma most days.
I’m berated for my weakness when I’m exhausted after another sleepless night.
I’m ridiculed because my chronic tiredness sends me to bed at 10pm most of the time. 698 more words
I’ve been reading summaries of research on stigma-busting that lay it on the line. Publishing facts about mental illness, as for example, how treatment helps people live successfully, … 168 more words
Check out this great article on shame and self-stigma from Jowita Bydlowska, the author of Drunk Mom:
During the recent half decade I have been so fortunate, as Brene Brown* describes, to have completed the journey from the “not being good enough” shame struggle to believing and knowing “who I am is enough.” Shame from having mental illness has left me. 175 more words
There are a few conversations that I have with people that used to happen the same way every time. (I promise my life isn’t quite as repetitive as I have made it out to be.) I think the one I’ve had the most difficulty in changing is this one: 1,034 more words