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The stigma behind mental health

It’s all about conversation and openess Article: Sonia Stanger – Contributor hen I started treatment for depression and anxiety last month, I was scared. I was scared that people, when I told them, would think I was crazy. I’d seen the way friends who live with mental illness have felt stigmatized and disenfranchised. It has always made me angry. The stigma around mental health, around talking about it, persists in our society. This is reflected in ...

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Awareness is still lacking

Have somebody to check in on you, and if you set a goal, tell somebody so they can check back on you. If your goal is to go out with a friend once this week, have somebody who will check back to see if you did it. If you didn't, what prevented you from getting there? How can that person support you to do it the next time?

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