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Stigma... But not the kind you're thinking of.

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

To Tell or Not To Tell - Discussing self-disclosure

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

Real Life; Real Challenges

From Shame - Moving Toward Healing

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

Real Life; Real Challenges

Crazy Just For You!

“How would your life be different if…You stopped validating your victim mentality? Let today be the day…You shake off your self-defeating drama and embrace your innate ability to recover and achieve.” Steve Maraboli. 773 more words

Mental Health

Is there something you needed, something I don't understand?

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

She's so unreliable.

I have a serious problem with commitment. I can never guarantee that I will be able to follow through, so I try not to make promises. 1,254 more words