Who does it take with it? Unlike cancer or heart disease, there is a huge stigma around mental illness. It’s uncomfortable for most people to talk about it and it’s even more uncomfortable for most people to hear about it. Mental illnesses affects everyone in the room, house, office or other spaces where it lives.
Depression, addiction, anxiety, or bi-polar disorder are all examples of mental illness. It doesn’t matter the level of illness, it can affect others and be passed on for generations without the right intervention. If we don’t acknowledge it, how can we start getting help? Too many young people suffer in silence, struggling with severe depression and the first time we hear about it is when they take their own life.
Who is ready to help me stop this tragedy? Let’s talk about these illnesses and support families who struggle, just like we support those with other diseases. Let’s raise money, make hot dishes, and tell them it’s ok to talk about it before we lose one more life. Every day I hear about someone else struggling in silence.
Did you know that more than 60% of women over 30 take some type of medication to deal with life? Most of them don’t tell anyone. Isn’t it time we let go of the shame and stigma? I am healthy and happy because I acknowledged what didn’t work in my life and did the work to change those things. I want that for everyone. Are you in? Will you help? Can we tell all our teens, but especially boys, to stop sucking it up and to talk and cry if need be? Opening communication could save lives; help me save a life today!
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