“It is time to start TALKING OUT LOUD ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS.”
Niki and Caz are starting the conversation about mental health on Blogger Community (bloggingexposure.wordpress.com) to create a safe space for discussion. Join us!
Last week in the blogging community a conversation was started between the amazing woman who started the community, Saumya and myself over something I’d written about mental illness. It was obviously a topic she finds uneasy due to cultural reasons but she talked to me, told me her thoughts and perceptions and heard out what I had to say. Then she asked if perhaps I’d want to write a weekly blog piece on mental health and link it to the community. I thought, wow, what a good idea, people need to be educated, people who are suffering need to know they are not alone and there is no shame in getting help. I was excited.
And to quash my spirits all it took were a couple of random comments from really good people who simply pointed out that nothing we do is going to change the stigma attached to mental…
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