There’s a reason I keep writing. There’s a reason I come back to this space week after week with my words.
I’m here to advocate for people who have been through the same thing I have.
And sometimes that means standing up for those with a mental illness and the message either not being received well or being misunderstood.
The stigma we face everyday is very much real and something that we work through at work, with friends, while we’re with our families, and online.
We, as bloggers, have the choice to use our voices to benefit and uplift or to bully and shut down. We can continue to feed the stigma that mental illness is something we should be ashamed of and reassure our friends and families that we are not suffering from it should we look tired or worn out, or we can advocate for those who are suffering, even though you might never understand their position.
We can encourage an open dialogue in our posts, one that has each person commenting with their true feelings and being welcomed to do so, not shamed when they share their opinion and it’s against the popular opinion.
You can’t catch it by asking questions.
I prefer to share my story than have someone assume they understand how I feel or what my journey has been like. I want to help others understand the path I took to get where I am today because I’m not ashamed.
I have a mental illness and the support I receive is incredible but not everyone receives that support. It’s about awareness and empathy.
It’s about love.
That’s why I’m here.Pin It